Since the first case of Covid-19 was reported in Kenya during the second week of March, a lot has changed in the lives of all and sundry. With Covid-19, Kenyans have been forced to adjust their lifestyles. For those of us in campus, Covid-19 has us interrupted from our usual physical lectures, weekend parties, sleep-overs, religious meet-ups (for us who are staunch believers) and of course, campus relationships!
So, what can we do now that the novel Corona Virus Disease is here to stay?
It’s a big deal staying at home on Friday night with nothing else to do,bother than sleep throughout the night. Normally in my campus, by Friday evening around 6pm, one is able to notice small crowds of people heading for the gate on their way to the nearest clubs nearby. In my few years in the university, I have learnt one thing about most comrades; clubbing. For now, with no clubbing, tutulie mtaa na familia!!!
For us who love hanging out with friends, it is an opportunity to explore the world of “shosho media” (as some of us like saying). Lately, we have seen new platforms emerge. I believe you have heard of Google Meet and the infamous Zoom Meeting. I know you are asking why I have said Zoom Meeting is infamous; check out my next article on technology. So, back on board. With social media we can meet virtually at any time of the day and at any place. The only thing you need is internet data. Instead of meeting physically, thus risking the spread of Covid-19, let’s utilize social media platforms. Personally, I am in a number of groups where I caught up with old friends and made a wider network of new friends. Thanks to Instagram, I’ve got to connect with a long time high school friend.
Life has become very difficult for those of who are in small businesses that need physical interaction with our clients. Take an example of a popular biz, photography. We have young people who miss the famous photo shoots. They hustle to add up to the little their parents. Unfortunately, thanks to Rona, they are forced to keep their lenses safely in some bag, only let out to be dusted. However, my advice is; DON’T LET YOUR TALENT FADE AWAY!!! Take your camera, and practice new shots with different subjects. You have people around; your family. You can learn new skills with different settings using different angles in different lighting conditions. Do not do photography just for money; do it for growth. Post your work on Instagram for the world to see. You never know who is watching.
As time goes by, you will realize, even though the pandemic has hurt our normal lifestyle, it has also opened our minds. There are new innovations in different areas. Let us use this opportunity to explore the unexplored. Please, let us observe the set guidelines in the combat against Covid-19, shall we?