I have had some tough days this past month. Some have been tougher than others. As a young chief executive of a digital company, I must always be on top of my game. I must not show weakness. I must always appear to have everything in control even in those days when business is so slow.
To do what I do, I need to travel. I need to talk to people. I need to see, taste and feel what I am writing. I need to be part of the story.
But last week my life changed in ways I had never imagined. After Kenya confirmed its first case of the novel coronavirus (Covid 19), I didn’t quite comprehend what was coming. Until someone died and it hit me. This is getting serious.
Within days, the numbers had grown to three then 25 then 31 and before we knew it we are now talking 50. And the projections are crazier, if we do nothing, we will be looking at 1,000 cases within the first week of April and 10,000 cases by the end of it.
This is now the turning point for me. I have to spend as little time as possible in the office and still serve my readers with the content they deserve without any hitches.
Towards the end of the week, I decided it was better to turn my home into my office. By staying at home, I am doing my part in helping the country flatten the curve.
But man, staying at home can be tough. Most of you know what I am talking about. I never knew how much work it takes just to remain indoors. Snack breaks every two hours, I’m sure my fridge is tired of seeing me open its doors. It’s like 24hours have become 36hours.
The night is so long and this semi quarantine has me sleeping at 4 a.m as if its the new normal. By the third day, I honestly had forgotten which day of the week it was.
I don’t know how I would survive without my favorite Cognac by my side. This thing gets me in a way I have never known before. And it seems to taste better every day as the bottle goes down. God bless the man who minted Hennessy VS. You can also order yours online.
Anyway, forgive me for the diversion. How are you surviving your stay at home? What is your secret? Please keep safe and let us all do our part. The economy can be fixed, but you cannot be brought back to life.