It is no exaggeration to say that we are living through a truly momentous time that will go down in the annals of history.
The impact coronavirus is having on society is profound, and life as we know it has been put on hold as we deal with the various consequences of a national and global lockdown.
In such times, it is important to look forward to when we come out the other side.
And when we do emerge from this, won’t it be fascinating to look back and remember how it felt, from the comfort and safety of a post-pandemic world?
It is all too easy to forget the past. In fact, our brains have a tendency to erase memories of particularly difficult times.
That is why we are encouraging readers to record a note to their future selves by way of preserving this moment in history.
What would you say to yourself one year from now?
You might be a doctor or nurse fighting this horrible virus on the frontline. What should your future self remember about your struggles on both a personal and professional level?
Maybe you’re a child who says you’ve always hated school, but actually now you realise how great it is and you want to remind yourself when you have returned to the classroom that, really, it isn’t that bad after all.
Are you a parent trying to juggle home schooling with work, fending off snack requests while on Zoom calls, praying for an end to the lockdown?
Maybe this period has given you time for reflection and you have decided to completely change the direction of your life – why not record your thoughts so you can look back next year and see how much your life has actually been transformed?
Whatever your circumstances, we’d love you to be part of our feature, both online and in-paper, on how coronavirus has affected you and what message you’d like to send to your future self.
We’re asking readers to send in video messages up to two minutes long that include your name, age and location. Your message can be anything you want it to be – just be honest and tell us what you want to remember about your experience of living in lockdown, and your hopes for the future.
Please send your videos to firstname.lastname@example.org or send them to our Facebook page.
We can’t wait to watch your messages.
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