Well we are certainly living in uncertain times and while we are eagerly awaiting the release of our freedoms the question lingers “what is the world going to look like post virus? Will it be business as usual or will life as we knew it never be the same again? I personally think things will never go back the way they were, the unemployment worldwide is too high, too many businesses closed down and would be nearly impossible to re-open. Depending on what country you are from there have been some really good stimulus packages but they will soon run out, what then?
If we have a really good look at what has happened not only can we see the earth rejuventing itself but literally everyone has been forced online. Now whether you believe in the agendas or not (I do), you can ignore the fact that we have become less reliant on people and way more reliant on technology. I personally think business and industry will not return to the way things were, I think those who are lucky enough to be working at home will continue to work from home. Wages can be lowered, there are no overheads if there is no office or work place, you an connect through computers and accountability, thanks to technology won’t be a problem. It’s quit scary to think we can as quickly as a blink of an eye be taken from society and placed online with no people around us, just a virtual reality.
It’s not all bad though because with this new way of life comes great opportunity in the form of online business, whether it is direct sales or network marketing, inventing, creating or teaching, there is opportunity everywhere. There is someone somewhere wanting what you have so why not monetise it. Start looking around for what could be possible for you, use your stimulus cheque not for bills and stuff, use it wisely, put it towards building a website or doing some facebook ads or educating yourself. Don’t be defeated, get up and get going, find your niche, find what you can offer and BAM you have your business idea. This is going to be the way of the future so why not jump in now and get a head start!
While we are have heavy restrictions in place in Australia we are certainly by no means as locked down as other countries. We can still go to the shops, and quite frankly a vast majority of our public aren’t taking this nearly as serious enough as they should, however, we still have access to a lot of shops, I mean I can still go to the craft store and buy my wool, which brings me to the next question…..what are you all doing while in lockdown?
I have started to crochet again now I have more time due to losing my job. I am crocheting granny square blankets as this is probably my all time favorite thing to do. I said to my hubby the other day the one thing I really enjoy that I could do all day, our of all the things I do, is crochet. I had a mindset though, that if I admitted to loving crochet that I admit to being an old grandma, I mean, hows that for a really dumb thought process. So here are my blankets so far, there are 4 x 200g balls of wool in each which is $40AUD so it’s not a cheap hobby by any means especially when that only makes a lap blanket but it’s fun nonetheless.
Completed lap blanket, well its just a bit bigger than a lap blanket but it has worked well and I love how the colors worked.
This next blanket is a work in progress for my grandson. I love working with these yarns because there is no changing colors!
Well after probably a year of no proper rain, this week it rained. We have had some really good storms coming through and more importantly some of the western country has been getting some decent falls. These farmers are down to bare dirt, cattle are dying and farms are being sold up. This drought is relentless so this past few days worth of rain is such a welcome sight. We are not out of the woods yet but gee it’s a good start.
I doubt most farmers will agree with me here, but if you look hard enough you will find beauty amidst the drought. We have just come back from a Sunday drive around the farm in the buggy, I haven’t done this for weeks, I have lost interest in seeing skinny cows and now grass. The owners of this place have finally started irrigating and feeding a few of the super skinny cows, which, by the way are right next to our house, giving the dogs something to bark at all bloody day, but, a lot of this could have been avoided. Anyhoooooo………as we drove around today all the crows ash trees and the silky oak trees are amass with bloom! A brown shitty landscape dotted with bright orange and pure white bursts of color just to let us know there is still life and beauty within the boundaries of this farm.
Between these wonderful trees and the newborn calves we have everywhere, I realised today there is still a heart beat in this property and to not give up so easily. Could be said of a lot of things in life really, things I had given up on that unbeknowns to me still had life. Don’t get me wrong there are some farms further west that are devastated, it would be very difficult to find any pulse there and with those farmers lies my heart, breaking with theirs. But today, Sunday the 6th October, our farm is still fighting, steal breathing and just waiting for the day we get that elusive wet stuff that falls from the sky!
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