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These are strange times. Lockdowns made us appreciate morning coffee with colleagues, check-in queues at the airport, in person dates, hanging out with friends worry-free. They made us appreciate how much we mean to each other. Here we anonymously share our stories, struggles, triumphs and secrets.

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Canada

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02.08.2021

It was all there in folders, on my computer. The dream of writing a book had been percolating for years. All i needed was the time to put all the ideas and information in order and stitch it all together into something that could be shared with the world. I used the 'forced isolation' to finally write and publish the book. "I Breathe Therefore I AM" goes to press in August 2021. Lockdown helped me become and Author. There is always a gift hidden inside adversity, an opportunity inside hard times, good fortune inside bad fortune, a greater sense in something that seems to make no sense, and an excuse to grow and change into the person we want to become. Stay strong... because you are already safe. Breathe Deep My Friends

A long two years

Family & friends

Italy

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31.07.2021

It was intense and long. Unpredictable. But also it was an a lesson on what is really important in life and what people means to each other. P. S. Still I know how to cook five dishes.

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Work

United Kingdom

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28.07.2021

Since the lockdown started I've been offered working from home which was pain at the beginning coz I'm very sociable person and I like talking to others face to face. Now since the lifted restrictions I'm able to work in hybrid model but nobody from my team wants to go back to the office. Even if they did, nobody would be able to sit next to each other. This is not what team work is. Is it just me or there is anyone like me thinking that working from home is killing teams and how they interact. I hate all these chats and that I have to book a meeting with someone instead just pop in and chat with them at their desk!

Mask restrictions again. C19 ruined my biz I had for 30 years. Been...

Work

United States

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21.07.2021

Mask restrictions again. C19 ruined my biz I had for 30 years. Been looking for work for 8 months. Just got profiled for being white today, and did not get the job

Lockdown in Australia

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Australia

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20.07.2021

Need to get tested every 3 days. Ok that is fine but waiting time in the queue killing me. Last time was it almost 2 hours in drive through COVID 19 Centre. Tomorrow is new day new hope maybe the spike going down.

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Australia

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19.07.2021

This is definitely the worst lockdown we had so far. It seems like there is no end. I don't know what's harder, constantly new restrictions or listening to the media every day.

Expanded Horizons

Work

United Kingdom

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14.07.2021

Call me an eternal Optimist, but I have welcomed the last year’s “new normal” as opportunity to enhance my spiritual and scientific awareness. I realised how I have neglected my continuous learning and life skills over the past decades, as the repetitive daily habits and business presses have taken priority. Meditative lonely moments, have replaced the public transport chaos and seeing the important things in life has overtaken the minor daily frustrations linked to the hectic city existence. I thank God for all the Health and Knowledge sent my way.

What if...

Work

United Kingdom

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11.07.2021

Let me flip the coin...what if all this is happening for a reason...what if the reason is that nature/god/mother earth/jahve/manitou/...is atually having enough of us and our selfish destroying of our beautiful world...epidemics and pandemics hapenned before...not like this? We didnt have means to all know instantly what is happening in a distant part of the world...natural disasters, wars and similar normally bring people together...this one just emphasize how selfish we become...the main thing on peoples mind is travelling...ok, we are nomads by design but nomads for food, shelter not pleasure...only 20% of population have means of doing that...half of the rest work this 20% for pittance..can we not sit out one summer? See this out?

I'm so nervous about booking a holiday. I'm desperate for a holiday...

Travel

United Kingdom

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03.07.2021

I'm so nervous about booking a holiday. I'm desperate for a holiday but at the same time cannot stand the thought of people sticking those testing sticks into my nose! I am so angry for the loss of my normal life and my freedom.

Watching England-Ukraine match

Family & friends

United Kingdom

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03.07.2021

We watched the football match outside in the garden with neighbours and it felt so good and normal just as it was before the lockdown. England winning only made it even better. I really hope things will get better soon for everyone and we'll get back to normal life in some way 😊😊

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This is definitely the worst lockdown we had so far. It seems like there is no end. I don't know what's harder, constantly new restrictions or listening to the media every day.

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This is a place where we share what we miss the most, we embrace the grief over our losses, we open up about our feelings of isolation, we laugh at our hilarious moments, drop the odd insights gained, recognise hidden blessings, see through the eyes of people who are looking through different lenses. How will we look back at this peculiar time 20 years from now?

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