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It’s Deja Vu What to Do?

Fall is now upon us, as the trees change colour in the varying regions, so too has the number of positive cases in the pandemic marathon. 10 months ago the ripples were smaller but the warnings were growing. By March we went into a lockdown and we monitored news channels as the rising rates for death were read out, Europe to Africa, to India, to South America, and our neighbour the USA. Here the tragedy unfolded in many locations but the most vulnerable was the Long Term Care facilities, as the obstacles of inadequate PPE, physical layouts, frailty of seniors, and staffing models created conditions of outbreaks and heartache.

Our border with our neighbour remains closed to non-essential travel and over the summer as our province slowly progressed in re-opening venues, businesses, and fitness clubs, we expanded our “social bubbles”. The economic fallout has hit many, likely not finished as we watch the calendar whip by. Reality for me, I continue my quest for a new opportunity in leadership/management and continue to learn not to take rejection personally. A change has occurred where more positions are being posted on job boards and LinkedIn (my go to site every day), and I have even considered a change from my framework of nursing.

Considered and discarded as I am a Registered Nurse first and foremost, it’s the foundation of my pursuits and it powers my drive to succeed as a leader and healer. So I am currently operating in my new smaller bubble, spend time with my dear father, golf season is drawing to closure, and the winter season as time rushes by will arrive and we’ll have the flu virus to avoid along with COVID-19.

Meanwhile I’ll work on my personal attributes, learn more with online education, seminars, and re-acquaint my body to exercise– lockdown gain will be my focus to be fit and flexible. Motivation from inside to be healthy, wiser, and hope the avenue to recovery is possible for all. It’s hard to socially isolate for an extended time, right now it’s our contribution to our community. Who would have known that in less than a year our lives would change so dramatically. As we ZOOM to meetings, complete work remotely, cook more at home, and friends are accessed through social media, phone time, and if in person we maintain the 2 metres distancing. Stay safe and do what you have to do for self and family to be safe.


“Remember, the secret of survival is to embrace change and to adapt….All things fall and are built again.

You cannot draw lines and compartments and refuse to budge beyond them.

Sometimes you have to use your failures as stepping stones to success.

You have to maintain a fine balance between hope and despair…

Yes, in the end it’s all of a question of balance

Rohinton Mistry

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Paula M

Registered Nurse Storyteller, Healer, Scribe, Transformational Leader

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