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Life Is Like A Box Of Chocolates

Life Is Like A Box Of Chocolates

Forrest Gump’s mama was right…you never know what you’re gonna get.

His mama also said “you’ve got to put the past behind you before you can move on.” And probably even more confronting is when Forrest also said “Mama always said, dying was a part of life.”

Unfortunately we are staring death in the face a bit too much this year. The thing that upsets me the most is that people are not able to spend time with their loved one who is dying from Corona Virus or to have the proper funeral that they deserve. These are the ultimate sacrifices we are having to make.

Through this whole pandemic there are so many personal stories. These cover both physical and emotional and financial pain that only time will heal. Am so grateful that my family and friends have not been affected by physical pain and hope that it stays this way. The same can’t be said for emotional and financial pain though.

We are now in Stage 3 lock down for the second time. This is a six week period, and has a whole different feel to the first lock down. It is certainly a lot harder, and I believe people are taking it so much more seriously. In some ways it feels like we couldn’t face a third lock down, so want to succeed this time at all cost.

This article provides some light-hearted comparisons. And they are actually quite accurate!

My own emotional pain from lockdown 2.0 is for the children. All schools in Victoria are now remote learning for a 6 weeks period. I know the schools and educators are trying, but it certainly can’t compare to in classroom learning. I am mostly concerned for the year 12’s including my own daughter who is battling through.

At this stage the students are due to go back into the classroom in the last week of term. If however they decide to extend the period of remote learning for the additional week to help with minimising the spread of Covid-19 then that would mean in a 28 week period my children would have had:

  • 7 weeks of holidays
  • 16 weeks of remote learning and
  • only 5 weeks of in classroom learning

Not ideal, but again we have to put the past behind us before we move forward. So, this is me not reflecting on the past and looking forward at the resilience and adaptability that our children will have moving forward.

Actually, not only our children, but everyone including me.

Stay well,
Shelley

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