For the past few weeks since the stay-at-home began in Nigeria, I have been lazy. I complain that my work life eats up all the time that I need to work on Belijose’s Fashion Hauz. Now that I have the time I postpone till tomorrow, till the next. The excuses are quite hilarious (I am laughing at myself 😔).
Truth is I think that listening, reading and watching the news these days is disheartening and makes you apprehensive. I spend more time reading about the latest on COVID-19, worrying, discussing it with my colleagues at work and at weekends when I am traveling home, I worry that I may have the virus and will pass it to my family.
And then I worry more about what happens to the men and women out on the frontline. How tremendously huge are their worries and the worry of their loved ones?
I think I had my first anxiety attack yesterday. It was a big pile of panic that I have been bottling inside and I just couldn’t hold it in anymore. I calmed myself by remembering all the miracles and unexpected beautiful things that happened to me, my family and people around me this year and I felt peace.
For the first time in my lifetime, I believe the world is faced with recognizing all the things we take for granted, all the things we are and all the LIFE we have. LIFE is reminding us to not forget the little miracles and the beautiful unexpected things. And like everyone, we join our hopes in the firm belief that we will come out on top.