Q2 is over. This is normally the time when you’d do a midyear review of your personal development plan and celebrate your latest successes. Unfortunately, 2020 has not been a regular year for anyone. It is safe to say most people’s plans for the year have been shot. No one planned for COVID-19. You have probably had to adapt to a new way of working. You might have struggled to keep your business afloat and pay your staff. A lot of people are struggling to buy food and aren’t doing much casual shopping. Tailors lamented poor patronage during Ramadan. No one was thinking of making clothes for sallah. Everyone was just trying to survive.
It’s been a difficult time for many. The corona pandemic came out of nowhere and caught the world unprepared. Depending on where you live, you may currently be experiencing a total lockdown. Even if your Government allows you to leave your home, you probably have to abide by new rules to keep yourself and others safe. In some places, Governments have started easing restrictions but there is still a great deal of uncertainty over whether it is safe to go out, return to school or go to the market. Under these circumstances, it is understandable that those who can afford to are staying at home as much as they can.
2019 was a very productive year for me. When I first thought of starting Amir Writes, I was not in a very good place emotionally. I had experienced a very challenging ordeal in my personal life and was looking for a way to forget my pain. Writing was something I enjoyed and I hadn’t been doing enough of it. I also had an interest in personal productivity. I decided to start a personal productivity blog.
This was the first time I had decided to take blogging seriously. I set up a website and committed to a weekly schedule. I learnt on the go and had an awesome support network. Friends like Lammy (Hexal Queen) supported me. If you ever need bulk sms services, please check out her awesome platform. Looking back at all that has happened in 2019, I am not sure I would have come so far without encouragement.