#alonetogether – Lean into the community – digitally!
The first few months of the year 2020 will be marked as a rare moment in history when everyone on the planet is focused on overcoming the same challenge. The spread of COVID-19 has taken many countries by surprise with its rapid spread and aggressive impact on immunocompromised individuals.
This has caused governments worldwide to implement quarantine and “shelter in place” measures to slow the spread of the virus. These measures have immense implications for families and individuals all over the world.
A Global Threat
The worldwide threat of sickness and death is borderless. Not to mention many people have lost their jobs and many facing financial crises or ruin, while others are forced to drastically alter their lifestyles being forced to stay at distance or away from their social network, friends and sometimes family. This global threat causes us to think of ways of helping each other. We need each other, we need community.
The Power of Leaning On Community
In times like these, leaning on your community, network, friends or family for support and understanding is essential. This can help you in staying positive in tough times while finding better opportunities for your business or professional growth. It also provides a chance for an individual to hold on to one’s identity while growing.
The Impact on Personal lives due to social distancing
Along with the anxiety caused by the ambiguity of the situation as a whole, some people might be experiencing anxiety connected to staying at home. Many people are dealing with loneliness and isolation at a scale they’ve never experienced before and for those of us who live and work outside of our home countries, these feelings may be amplified even more. The physical distance between loved ones and family is intensified when travel is restricted, borders are closed, or you simply have to continue working from home.
I often reflect on the chaotic time when I was anxiously waiting to see if my husband would make it to the US before the borders were closed. My husband was in Norway when the first announcement came the borders would close. At this time, there was no mention of American citizens being able to come home after the border was closed, this was revised later. For a moment I wondered if I’d be away from him as the world fights the COVID-19 pandemic.
With this in mind, I’d like to take a moment to acknowledge the feelings of the people who are away from their family voluntarily or involuntarily. I know how scary it can be in such circumstances to stay positive for yourself and your loved ones.
Join the Conversation
This is one of the passions behind Generation Mobility, We want to offer some hope during these challenging times. One of the best things that we can do right now is to lean in on the community. Our global, online community, of passionate, talented global professionals, offers –
- Amazing and unexpected community experiences
- Guide to avoid classic mistakes during the transition
- Support from peers
- Exclusive content and supporting resources to help you live your best life
- People’s stories, experiences, success, challenges and how they overcame them
- Tips to help you thrive abroad and embrace change
- Global networking to exchange ideas with like-minded professionals, global mobility specialists and global entrepreneurs that can give advice and shared missions
- Online events
- Weekly webinars, masterclasses and more
This time of purposeful isolation means we have to be physically separated but it doesn’t mean we have to isolate ourselves socially. Your feelings, your story, and your progress are important and for that reason, we want to invite you to join our community. We can stand #alonetogether and learn from each other even while following social distancing during COVID19.
We look forward to knowing you!
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