Hello 2020, You’re rather unwelcoming

The start of a new decade.

The beginning of a new era, or so we thought.

But who would have thought that a pandemic would happen in this year full of hopes? Especially for those who had a rather bad year in 2019. Maybe 2020 is an end instead of a beginning.

I think for us Millennials especially, we were taken by surprised. We were kids when SARS happened. I think I was 13 then, starting a new chapter in my life in Secondary School.

This year I’m turning 30. The impact is greatly different from then when I was 13. It’s not as simple as earning extra school holidays. Uncertainty is what I felt mostly. I worried for my parents, who are in their 60s and more vulnerable to the Coronavirus. My worries are valid as they are not in the top of their health in 2019 with multiple hospital stays and Cancer.

We are now in the middle of a Circuit Breaker. Well, it’s a special term in place of calling it a “Lockdown”. We started working from home, learning from home. We are basically enclosed in our flats. I count myself lucky that I still have a job and income. That the company I’m in is fighting this pandemic with innovations and initiatives.

Some of my immediate family members are not so lucky as they are in F&B which sadly is greatly affected in these times. Which means they will be home instead of out even if they are in the essential sector.

You must be wondering, isn’t it better if they get to stay at home instead? Yes, it is for the better. In terms of having less chances to be infected by the virus. But they stopped having an income, and them being home 24/7 while I’m the only one WFH is taking a toll on me.

I must say I’m ain’t the best person at controlling my emotions. I enjoy and treasure my peace. When things are normal at my house, I’m the only one working a normal office timing while the rest works a night shift. Which means 95% of the time I’m home alone after I ended work. But we enjoy our family time during the weekends when we are all on a break.

They ain’t wrong when they say “Absence makes the heart fonder”. You just have less friction when you spend less time together. I mean we ain’t exactly a happy family to start with.

That’s why I decided to revive this little space of mine. It has been more than a year since I last updated this space. I’ve decided to start writing again.

There will be occasional makeup and skincare talks which is the main topic I’ve built this blog around. I will also be catching up on my backdated travelogues. Can you believed I have yet to blog about my solo trip? Good gracious me. And also the occasional wordy posts like this one where I dump my thoughts.

I’m turning 30 in 2 days. Actually it’s like in 26 hours, since today is ending pretty soon.

I shall end this post here and talk to you all again soon.

XOXO,
Joyce.Forensia

2 Responses to Hello 2020, You’re rather unwelcoming

  1. SGRMSE. April 28, 2020 at 4:32 pm #

    happy birthday, beautiful girl! many, many happy returns of the day!

    • Forensia April 28, 2020 at 8:14 pm #

      Thanks babe! ūüôā

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