We all have heard of the phrase ‘silent killer’. But, it was not until the draconian Coronavirus started spreading its tentacles, did we come to know that ‘invisible killers’ also exist. Of course, a great deal of research has been on into pathogenicity and its manifestations in the form of microbial infections. Microbiologists and epidemiologists spend most part of their lives unravelling the mystery of human immune system, which gets compromised each time it has a rendezevous with a itsy-bitsy creature. However, if it is a hitchhiker like COVID-19 that you are dealing with, the going doesn’t get tough. It gets insane.
Although I was and am still fortunate enough not to have contracted the infection, it occurs to me, with each passing day, that ‘this too shall pass’ is nothing but a lullaby. Therefore, I have decided to take the bull by its horns. From taking care of my physical, mental, and emotional health, to understanding life at a granular level, I have been hell bent on battling cabin fever from day 1 of being cooped up indoors.
The moment I saw the silver lining fading, I decided to not let despondency come in my way. I have been keeping myself on my toes 24×7. From learning plenty of five dollar words to strengthening my professional profile, I am trying to get closer to the point when rubber can meet the road. Although I have become more of a mouse potato than a couch potato, I make it a point not to consume empty calories.
To wrap it up, grit and optimism are the silver bullets in my arsenal.