Lockdown Downunder New Zealand
Updated: Jun 19, 2020
We have been in lockdown for a month and tomorrow we'll still have to stay isolated at what they in NZ call Level 3. It has been difficult to stay focused on anything, as so much is up in the air. I try to stay positive as there are so many people in my own country that have lost their jobs and worse, family members.
Like many countries around the world, NZ has had its fair share of national disasters recently with the Christchurch terrorist shootings, the volcanic eruption of (Whakaari) White Island and now this Covid 19 enemy attack. Yet through it all, our Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern has held the fort and acted bravely and responsibly. I'm so impressed and thank God for her.
When my new release, Missing On Lion Rock was due for release this month, I couldn't help but feel guilty for spending so much time trying to produce and market my new book while each night I saw the suffering and chaos in the rest of the world (as well as here). But then I was reminded that just as other businesses are fighting for survival, so must I press on. Although I don't rely on my writing as a main source my bread and butter, it's still tremendously important to me—and the extra meal out or bill paid doesn't go stray either.
Let's hope this viral war will soon be over and that in the not too distant future we can get our lives back to normal.
I'm so sorry for all of you who have lost a loved one during this horrendous time and pray you will find the hope and strength to carry on and fight the good fight.