Maltese born, Jess is a singer and musician who wears her heart on her sleeve.
The Corona pandemic has really affected Jess and her day to day life. Separation from loved ones and a big family to look after are taking centre stage right now but she’s thankful she can always pick up her ukulele to bring her back to herself. We caught up with her to ask her how she’s coping with this sudden change.
How has the pandemic affected you? Mainly it has stopped me from seeing my boyfriend, who lives in the UK, and postponed me moving house.
Do you have children? Are You home schooling? If so how is that and what are your top tips?I have 3 children, and yes I’m sort of home schooling them. My top tip is not to stress over it and even if you only get an hour or so of something educational in that’s fine, even if its watching an educational video or playing educational games. What’s important is to reduce stress in this trying time.
How has it affected your profession? Give some examples of what has changed for you and why. I was unemployed when this all happened so hasn’t affected a day to day job like most, but it has prevented me from doing gigs.
What current challenges have you had to overcome? Being around 3 squabbling siblings morning to night every day of the week. Not getting any time for myself except when they’re asleep. The feelings of insecurity, not knowing what’s going to happen or when I’ll see my bf again.
How did you overcome them? Wouldn’t say I’ve overcome them, but I take it day by day and get some self care when needed.
How are you currently spending your time? Playing music, housework, schoolwork, spending time with my kids, watching Netflix and trying to keep a routine as much as possible while trying not to stress about it.
What lessons has the corona virus taught you so far? Always appreciate what freedom you have and the people in your life. You never know when things can change.
Once this is over, what changes do you think we will see in our community? Hopefully more compassion and appreciation for each other and our planet. Maybe less stressing about superficial things. Togetherness.
What words of wisdom would you like to share with the community right now? I think I’ve said what I can. We do our best to get though each day and make it better than before. I love the quote, by Buddha I believe, “Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”
Beautiful words Jess. We got this.
Author: Andrea Britton @andreabritton