Pandemia global

This Global Pandemic

Aprendizaje de Idiomas en esta Pandemia Global 

It is a challenging time for sure. The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 has been catastrophic. Absolutely catastrophic. There’s so much uncertainty. I know that there must be a light at the end of the tunnel, yet it’s really difficult to stay positive whenever I intake more sorrowful news and media. Maybe you can relate.

Luckily, as I am writing this I have not contracted COVID-19, yet, everyday since this pandemic started, the compounded stress this situation has imposed on my life continues to be something I internally battle. 

Since March of this year, we have become busier at work than I have ever experienced before. There have been many burn out moments where I had to force myself to take a day off to focus on my health. There was also a span of nine weeks where my asthma was really bad. It was chronic and persistent just like the extreme pressures to keep up at work. 

Language learning has helped me cope with all of it and it continues to be something constructive in my life. This goal has been something consistent that I work towards this year. I needed consistency and I needed something constructive to focus on.  

I notice that more people from all over the world have been using Hellotalk and other language exchange apps due to shut downs and quarantines brought about by the pandemic. We are more connected digitally than ever before. It doesn’t compare to real world interactions, but it is a tool that we have at our fingertips and I am so thankful for that. 

I feel very fortunate to connect with all of you, have language exchanges, make new friends, learn about other cultures,  and move forward in life. I hope that language learning has been something positive in your life during this time as well.

Me siento muy afortunada de conectarme con todos ustedes, tener intercambios de idiomas, hacer nuevos amigos, aprender sobre otras culturas y seguir adelante en la vida.  Espero que el aprendizaje de idiomas haya sido algo positivo en tu vida durante este tiempo.

Con una sonrisa,

Rosa Janelle

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