Happy Easter time guys even thought this time doesn’t feel Eastery at all. I’m currently sitting in my pyjamas like I am all of my free days watching Netflix and if I wasn’t biting chocolate bunny’s head off I wouldn’t notice a difference.
This is the first holidays I’m not spending with my family. Of course, I knew this day would come eventually. To be fair I always thought it would be because I’ll be spending it with my partner or my new family and not on my own. But you know, shit happens.
Due to the coronavirus, I’m stuck around 570 km away from my home.
As a Slovak resident, I do have an option to get back home but as a medical worker, I have more sense than that. Medical workers are currently not allowed to take days off given the situation, but even if we were, how could I ever be so selfish and travel from highly infected city to my relatively safe hometown?
Besides, my pretty eyes won’t pay my bills.
The Easter holidays have always been about traditions for us. Spending this time with family and fighting a lot was sort of given. Cooking and baking together and being replete and drunk most of the time too. Visiting distant family members and learning new gossip was a goal. Watching cartoons. Spending a lot of time in church. Just chilling.
This year everything hits differently and not just for me.
Even in the toughest of times, I’m fascinated by the human spirit and its incredible will to adapt to anything.
This morning I made my own version of Easter breakfast. Some eggs, ham and bread as usual. Skipping on the things I’m not very keen on. Adding some of my favourites. Arranging it nicely just because I can.
Blessing the food on my own cuz it is what it is right now.
After some technical difficulties with my terrible internet connection, I sat together with my family back home and had our traditional Easter breakfast via Skype. Sitting at the head of the table as a screen was not something I was expecting but here we are.
It’s just like that “Improvise, adapt, overcome” meme that’s so relatable these days.
After breakfast we headed together to traditional Sunday mass.
Mass gatherings are not allowed for safety reasons, obviously.
I find it absolutely amazing that someone as strict as catholic church is able to adapt to the current situation and live-stream the Easter mass on TV.
So my family put me on the couch with a great view close to the plug. So in fact, we actually “went” to church together. Like usual except I was wearing shorts a no bra while baking a cake and living in a whole other state.
I am unbelievably thankful for technology allowing me to stay in touch with my closed ones.
It is what it is.
No amount of blame or “what if” is gonna change that.
It’s all about what we choose to do next.
Hopefully, one day when all of this madness is over, you can look back at your behaviour during a crisis and proudly say “I wasn’t a dick”.
I wish you a Happy Easter regardless of the situation. I hope you make the best out of it.