5 Life Lessons I Learned Through the Covid-19 Pandemic

Kemmy D
4 min readSep 25, 2021

I still remember the date vividly. March 30, 2020. I did not sleep well that night because my mind was filled with thoughts. What is going to happen to me? Would I be losing my job, my house, my car? I had no clue what was going on.

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It was just the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. I picked myself up and showed up to work the next day. Luckily, there was no threat to my job. We continued working since we manufactured some essential products. But that was not the case for many other people. Some of my friends and family members were losing their jobs, their livelihood, and in turn, their future.

Despite all this, I learned a few life lessons through the pandemic. Not all of them were easy lessons, but they were worth learning.

Be Prepared

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I will admit it, I was not prepared for this to happen. Lack of preparation only added to the my mounting stress, which almost made me implode. I was not afraid that I would get Covid; in fact, that was the least of my concerns.

Frankly, no one was prepared for a global pandemic. The whole word went into a complete shutdown. I experienced most of it, even at work, since I belong in the supply chain industry.

While I used to ridicule the so-called ‘Doomsdayers’ before Covid, I did learn something from them later. The pandemic was definitely nothing compared to doomsday though it was slightly apocalyptic. However, one thing that I appreciated among this group of people was their preparation to face their worst nightmares.

We need to be prepared — financially, mentally and physically (if possible) to fight against all odds.

Avoid Panic

Forget Panic at the Disco. Who would have thought we would witness Panic at the Costco?

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The pandemic caused a bid deal of panic. Among the increasing kerfuffle, there was a group of people…

Kemmy D

Started writing for fun, now it's gotten quite serious. Sorry, Joker!