Una

How are you feeling right now?

I’m actually feeling good, I’m surprised at how I am. I’m very busy with work, which is surprising. I’m worried economically, what will happen down the road, but I’m not letting the fears come in. I’m just dealing day to day with what’s ahead of me. I practice gratitude every morning and evening. My routine is still the same so I just need to carve out some time for myself and switch off at the weekends, I’m on all the time.

What do you miss most because of this situation?

I miss going out for coffee, I miss friends, I miss lunch! The interaction with friends and family, even going into the office – even though I work for myself, I’m still meeting people. As an introvert, I don’t mind it, I love being at home. I’m adapting very well, I’m very lucky. And I’m very grateful. Though I can understand how people are struggling – extroverts and people now having to co-work with partners, homeschooling children.

What have you gained?

I’ve gained a lot more clients – in one part of my business I work with businesses to help them with finance so obviously businesses are finding it tough with cash flow at the minute. I’m learning how to manage my time, I’m strategising in my business more. I’m also learning how to move my business online and not be afraid of putting myself out there.

Who are you most worried about?

My parents, they’re 81 and 72. They’re very fit and active, they play golf and would be out and about but now they’re afraid to even go for a walk. My dad is happy, he’s an introvert and he’s happy out gardening and reading but my mother loves people, she loves socialising and being out playing golf. It affects everyone, no matter what.

What are you most hopeful for?

For it to be over! I really think there’ll be some positivity, families will be closer. I’m hoping that when this is all over that people will have more respect for each other, for the people who are on the front line and I think people will be more empathetic. It’s a real shift of consciousness.