COVID-19 has certainly changed life as we know it.
Without the threat of the deadly coronavirus, we would have been happily planning and attending celebrations for various life events - baptisms, birthdays, and weddings, just to name a few. Filipinos are known for their happy disposition and strong sense of family and camaraderie, which is why it is unsurprising that we always find different reasons and ways to gather and celebrate.
Sadly, COVID-19 has put a temporary pause to our much-loved gatherings. With cases rising daily, and unemployment rates breaching the 7.3 million mark in the Philippines, there hardly seems to be any reason for celebration. While that may be true, at least for now, life goes on - sooner or later, we will find the means, and the inclination, to rejoice and live it up once again.
As such, it is important that we already start preparing for these life events. Even if all we take are baby steps on these preliminary plans, what matters is that we are clear on what we want, and are committed to making it happen.