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My thoughts on the coronavirus…

These past few days have been crazy, so quickly the world flipped upside down. Madness. Chaos. Coronavirus.

I must admit that I have been super annoyed with everything that’s been happening and I’ll explain why. I guess, I’m going to vent my frustration and who knows if anyone is actually going to read this because we’re all in survival mode currently.

It bothers me how so many people aren’t taking this virus seriously. Yes, celebrities but average people as well. There’s so many jokes, memes, people with “idc” attitude. Now, I’m not saying we should all sit around and be in fear or panic, but to hear what people are complaining about is astonishing. I’m seeing people complain about things closing down, like the gym. THE GYM. At a time like this, who cares about the gym. Workout at home. People are complaining about trips / vacations that they can’t go on anymore. Again, at a time like this, who cares. There are so many who still are going outside because they are “bored” and don’t want to be stuck inside. You are risking your health and those around you. People who are sad over their JOB closing, I absolutely understand. Bills still need to be paid, so you have a right to stress. But, people sad because Disneyland is closed? Get over it.

At this point, staying healthy should be everyone’s concern. I truly have seen people show their true colors with this going on. For those who aren’t affected, please be mindful. It might not affect you, because you have money and can stay quarantined for months. Think of those who are living paycheck to paycheck, missing ONE day of work means not eating, or paying a bill. It’s not that serious, but it is. And if you think like that, it’s probably because it isn’t affecting you. Think of those around you that depend on being employed. Think of the kids that depend on school for meals, now schools are closed.

I’ve started to unfollow and mute people, I know I’m a nobody so my follow doesn’t matter but, I’m over it. Anyone who is showing a lack of empathy on this matter, I don’t want you in my life. Sounds dramatic, but I like to believe I am a person that has a heart and always thinks of people who may have it worse than me. So, if you don’t care about the well-being of people in your community or around the world, you aren’t someone I want to be associated with.

Also, panic buying isn’t helping. There are so many people who can’t afford to panic buy and now have no food because there isn’t any. There are parents who can’t find diapers for their babies because people have stocked up for 7 months. I guess, I just like to be mindful of everyone and theres just so much that goes into this situation. This is crazy, it’s scary. In my 24 years old life, I haven’t seen anything like this happen. We’ve seen things like this in movies and now we’re living in it.

Please keep your conspiracy theories to yourself. Someone who just lost their loved one doesn’t want to hear about how you think the government planned this virus. It’s insensitive.

Please show sympathy. You might not currently be affected by this, but so many people in the world are. if you think now is the time to tell people that they should’ve had money saved up. Please shut up. A lot of people don’t make enough money to save. Keep your financial tips to yourself if it’s going to come off as judgmental or insensitive. If you think people are overreacting, perhaps you’re under reacting. Don’t panic of course, but don’t sit around thinking this is just a flu or cold. It’s more serious than that, we’re in a nationwide pandemic. Take it seriously.

That’s all I have to say. Please stay safe. Be mindful of those less fortunate than you. Help one another. Don’t think you’re invincible. Be kind.

Lastly, I’m trying to stay positive through this all! Meditating, praying, affirmations. Anything to keep my spirits high, stay safe and make sure to care for your mental health. This can cause a lot of anxiety, so care for yourself.

Wait, one more thing! If you actually follow my blog, then you know I am a home care CNA. Long story short, my patients daughter is the most caring person I have ever met. She has 3 young kids and her father to look after. (My patient). She has been running around from store to store looking for basic necessities, food, water, ect. People have been buying out toilet paper and she made sure to give me some. She’s given me toilet paper, paper towels, and even offered to give me food if I couldn’t find any at the stores since it’s madness. This is how we should be acting. Not hoarding, not being selfish, this is the time for people to come together, and help one another. Share.

K now I’m done rambling.

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What Does Success Mean To You?

Success is defined in simple terms as accomplishing a desired outcome or the attainment of a certain thing.

Society likes to paint a picture of what success is or what it’s supposed to be or look like. We are told from a young age that we have to go to college, get a good job, have a family and nice home. But, what if that’s not what everyone wants? There are multiple definitions to success and it’s ones personal decision to decide what that is.

For some, success might be being a CEO at a company or becoming a fashion designer. Some dream of owning a brand new home built from ground up. Many are okay with renting. For some people, renting a small apartment in NYC right in the middle of the city while working at a coffee shop can be considered success. Having a certain amount of money is also what some define as success.

I remember I used to work at a popular pizza restaurant and myself and my coworkers were discussing our dreams cars. Most of them named fancy expensive cars average people don’t see on a daily basis like Ferrari’s. I spoke up and said my dream car was a Lexus. I’ve loved Lexus’ for years but have since moved on from them. Anyways, my coworkers immediately ridiculed me for naming a Lexus against the expensive cars costing 100k or more that they had mentioned. I kept saying that I didn’t like Ferrari’s or Lamborghini. Honestly, I am positive if I was extremely wealthy and could afford any car I wanted, I still wouldn’t want one. They’re great cars, just not my taste. Anyways, my coworkers kept saying, “that’s not a dream car, a dream car is something that you can’t really have, you can easily have a Lexus.” Basically, my dream car was too cheap to be considered a dream car. Okay.

I still think about that moment, and I promise I didn’t change my dream car because of that. My current dream car cost around the same as a Lexus. But, I always think back to that moment because they truly believed it didn’t qualify.

I believe this is the case for most things in life. We want to have our dream careers, cars, homes and lives. That is what we would consider success in our eyes. However, it’s important to realize that it doesn’t have to be the same for everyone. It most likely won’t be the same for most of us. And that’s okay. I’ve also met a few people who didn’t look at success in terms of things. They simply say, happiness. Happiness is success. It didn’t matter what they were doing, as long as they were happy, they would consider themselves successful. I absolutely love that point because it pushes one to truly find happiness and with that you’ll find success.

Never look at anyone and compare their success to yours. You might be a doctor and they might be a florist but that’s what they wanted. You might be working a regular 9 to 5 that makes you happy and allows you to do all that you desire and someone might be a millionaire. If you believe you have reached success, then you have.

What is success for me? I believe I will consider myself successful when I am a full time writer. I don’t need to be a rich writer or a famous one. If writing is paying my bills and I no longer have to go clock in to work for someone else. I will have reached success in my own terms. If I am able to take a vacation here and there and not worry about it breaking my bank, I will have reached success in my own terms. If I am able to buy a home, it doesn’t have to be a mansion, just a beautiful home that I love. I will have reached success in my terms.

Like I mentioned, my dream car has changed. It’s okay to change your dreams, plans, or goals. It’s okay for your definition of success to change, as long as, it’s still your own definition. Never let anyone, and I do mean ANYONE, tell you what is or isn’t success. That is up to you to decide.

So, what does success look like for you?

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