What COVID-19 has taught me

The Journey begins

Well 2020 has been quite the whirlwind hasn’t it? Especially for us Australians!!! We have had bushfires, drought and now COVID-19 which has affected the whole world.

Their has been pro’s and cons through this pandemic, for me their has been some awesome pro’s, life has significantly slowed down, the air seems fresher and skies clearer, then is no sense of time, people aren’t rushed and the importance of communication with friends and family has become a priority again.

COVID, has changed the world, it has sped the muted predictions of what our workplaces will look like after this pandemic and also what economies will look like, but especially how we live our everyday life.

I’m currently on some leave from my workplace, not because I had too, I just wanted too. My travel plans have been extinguished for this year, but what it has done is that I have been able to save again, and start becoming financially better off. And I have used my time to not only relax but expedite some side-hustles which has yielded positive results so far.

How have you all dealt with this pandemic? Is their anything that you have done differently? Anything that you have put off that you have done now? Started some Side-Hustles yourselves?

With change comes opportunity and I think that is evident here. Use your time wisely, explore opportunities and think about your current situation, especially employment. I think you will see big changes within your workplaces, even to the point of where you work and how you work! They are the two key things here. Have you had to work from home? Did you enjoy it? What was productivity like? Are their too many distractions or do you have a home office?

Another opportunity I see is domestic travel within my home country of Australia. The pandemic has made me realise what I have on my doorstep. Im currently on the south coast this week and a simple walk today really bought about how much I love it here. Its so open and free and fresh. So many people on the south coast and all around Australia need us right now to explore our own backyard, because its not bad at all.

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The Year that has been

To achieve what I have achieved this year and set out to do has been a ride that I would go on again and again…..

IM BACK……….

My apologies for this long hiatus!!! Have I stories to tell and it all revolved around breaking my phone in September this year. It was supposed to be my next blog, I had taken all these beautiful photos on my phone when tragedy struck. I fell of a tour boat into the water stone cold sober as a judge!!!! APPLE I PHONE 6s GONNNNEEEEEE!!!!!

What a debacle it has been, I know utilise the Apple I phone 4 kindly given to me by my sister, but really its about as useful as a Nokia now.

But there is a silver lining to this, guess what I survived without my usual apps that I had and my constant links to Social Media like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc. And you know what its great because now guess what???? People have to call me and text me and I have to do the same and quite frankly I think that’s great. I feel like I have reconnected instead of being disconnected. Long story short I survived and you can too.

Which got me thinking…….

What a year and journey its been so far. Who would have thought just in myself that I would have survived without a TV, a Car, my PlayStation etc. Its been a wonderful journey, I’m now up to my 35th Book, my dream board taps me on the shoulder each day to remind me what’s great about having not just one dream, but a 100 of them, I’ve travelled, and I feel like my greatest achievement this year is the personal growth and reconnection to the world around me.

This blog has been wonderful, it has allowed me to do many things, become much more open and honest about my feelings, I’ve inspired a couple of people to also make changes and create dream boards and also the gift of writing and publishing and sharing that with an audience.

It has also allowed me to connect with other bloggers with a much bigger audience than me who actually follow me also, it’s an amazing feeling. I said to a friend today that I feel this year has set me up to just explode next year with a new-found impetus. It has helped me to develop the confidence to challenge the status quo and give others that confidence also.

And lastly on┬áreflection it has made me more positive over the course of time. I have had some dark periods which were reflected in some of my blogs but from those dark times I feel I grew exponentially on a personal and professional level. I have also through this journey discovered other passions. For example bushwalking. What an awesome hobby its been, and I would encourage my followers and friends/family to join me. It’s so wonderful walking and observing the nature and splendour that is around us. And guess what??? ITS BLOODY FREE!.

It has allowed me to plan something that I have never done on my travels before. An organised walking tour of the Dolomites Mountain Region that runs through Italy and surrounding countries. I cant wait to achieve it, it’s a moderate 8 day walk and it’s just going to be spectacular.

Lastly its good to be back, I hope you have enjoyed my story so far because I have enjoyed sharing it. Its been a year of growth, but if you thought this year was good, next year will blow your mind.

Love You All

Tim x