We're doing well NZ!

Ake ake, kia kaha.

What day is it? It’s hard to know any more. After weeks in Level 4 and Level 3 lockdowns, we’ve all come face to face with our own Covid challenges. Working on the front line, working from home, not being able to work at all. Kids home while we’re trying to work, then trying not to drop the ball as we attempt to become teachers and implement some kind of not-too-terrible homeschooling. Through it all, I’ve been so impressed and proud of the way Aotearoa New Zealand has coped in these crazy weird times.

We’re a small country surrounded by ocean at the bottom of the world, but this is our strength, as is the resilience of our people and our ability to adapt when the chips hit the fan. I’m grateful to have work, to have a roof over my head, to be able to safely drink the tap water, for fresh air and sunshine, and for the good people in my life and the aroha that surrounds me.

We’re all in this together, and we’ll all have our stories coming out of it. Bad as it has been here, it’s worse nearly everywhere else. We’re lucky to be able to call this tiny but mighty country our home. So let’s look out for each other, stand together, and work through whatever comes next side by side. 

Ake ake, kia kaha.