So if you haven't noticed, things in this world have been changing, but you're probably fine because you haven't been leaving your place under the rock anyway. COVID-19 has been a pandemic for a little bit, and it's affected everyone's lives, and it's certainly changed mine. I tend to be a bit of cynic, so my initial response was touch grim and dire. THE WORLD IS ENDING. It sent me spiraling into depression and worry. There was so much uncertainty in my life that I felt like I was floating, with nearly nothing certain to cling to, a situation that no one likes, but we always seem to end up in. And so homeless, jobless, purposeless me stressed myself out to the point where I had no joy in my life.
Eventually, I did start figuring my life out. I found a place to stay, and I figured out I could finish my schooling online. I sent out resumes far and wide. But yet self-isolation gave a lot of time to think and reflect on this whole situation. Often time we get so worked up in an emotional response that we don't see the silver lining to the dark clouds.
For me, there have been so many things to be thankful for that have even come as a direct result of this pandemic. I ended up finding a place to stay with my girlfriend's parents, which has been a blessing as I get to know them better. I ended up with a lot more free time, which I got to use to build a website, and working on my music career (and write this blog!). It freed up my schedule so that I can rest instead of my usual state of constant near-burn out. I've even taken more time to play music, and rediscover the joy of music for the sake of music. Even in the midst of "the world ending" there are always positives.
So what can you take comfort in during this time of crisis? I get it. Everything in your life is falling apart. But there is always a silver lining. Everything comes in cycles, and this cycle will pass away, but in the end, your happiness is on you, so choose to be happy. So take some time today to take comfort.