Life in Lockdown (3)

twas a good day at the beach.. I mean look at them cotton candy colored skies! Given the circumstances and picture I posted it’s only appropriate to say “when life gets blurry, adjust your focus.”

Well, in every success story, the longest chapter is the one about determination. I have to admit the pandemic hits me so hard, I have lots to take in. Most small business leaders, like me, like the rest of us, didn’t see the pandemic coming, so we haven’t had adequate time to prepare.

Little did we know that the full effects of the illness and business closures have only just begun. Couple weeks into it, the disruptions have increased, as confirmed cases of the virus have increased all over the world it then pushed the government to imposed mandatory business shutdowns.

In the beauty business, it is so impossible to work from home, and it is also impossible to do the service 6ft apart. Imagine how hurt we are right now, graduations are dismissed, engagements and weddings are postponed.

No one knows how severe the economic impact of the virus outbreak will be or how long the recovery process will take. What is certain is that its effects will be far-reaching and damaging the economy.

As for now, I can only take advantage of the resources available to help me navigate today’s uncertainty, which in my personal case, my trust fund my late mom left for me.

I’ve also just heard the news that my Dad has been laid off from his job due to this outbreak. I can’t imagine how hard it is for him. He had to fly back to his hometown some time next week. And as if being trapped here in the middle east was not hard enough, I still have no update from the sultanate regarding my visa status that is expiring next week. I mean, I really don’t mind leaving as long as there is a flight that will take me home, be it Sydney or Bandung.

You know during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. So if we can get through this crisis, we’ll be ready for whatever tomorrow brings. Hang in there fellow entrepreneurs!!! #lifeinlockdown

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