Lockdown Phase 1- Met with a new world in 2020
I still remember December 2019, when some newspaper reported a news of spreading a disease in Wuhan, a town in China. A deadly disease, causing a lot of lives. Till then we didn’t have an idea that within a few months “COVID” will be the new name of terror. How it can change the whole civilization.
2020 is a life changing year in all respects. Firstly, I would express the new paradigm shift in my professional world. I am a teacher by profession. So, I was habituated to teaching students in blackboard and chalk, roaming around the classroom and monitoring them. But 2020 has taught me to take classes in google classroom instead of physical class.I have been introduced with online learning platforms, technically more sound for using those platforms. Yes, I was ready to accept the new challenge without any hesitation. Because I believe change is the only constant in life.So, it is an interesting experience for me to interact with my students, exploring opportunities to engage my students more and how I can involve them in different activities in Online learning platform.
Now, come to personal experience. It was also a joyful experience. You know, the most cherishing moments were the cooking challenge among our friends. I explored my cooking talent during this pandemic in 2020. Oh yes, I prepared barbeque, Dalgona coffee- the most popular trend of last year and many more. I never felt depressed as I was enjoying my company and the beautiful moments with my family members also.
Rather, in my view, 2020 is not a year to lose. Rather it was a year of opportunity. Opportunity to explore yourself in front of a new world. Opportunity to discover your hidden potential.
I was reading the news that the rate of depression has increased during the lockdown phase. Yes, I agree that sometimes it is very natural to feel low,to cope up with the changing environment as we are usually reluctant to change. But believe me, my dear, you should be open to any change and at the end of the day you will be happy.
So, the year 2020 was an amazing year for me. This pandemic phase has made me realize the potential of myself. Through the challenges I have explored the opportunities in problems. Now, I am ready to meet the new world with a changing vision.