Right now I think the biggest threat to us in the region and Australia is complacency.
It was easy to look out on a sea of customers at Bunnings - maybe the busiest it's ever been - and shake your head at the amount of people refusing the heed the warnings that have been drilled into us for so long to just stay home, but then you'd realise you're at Bunnings too - but that was different - except it wasn't.
Now as NSW at least starts to ease restrictions to allow us to tentatively enjoy some of the 'old activities' like....going to the pub. We have to remind ourselves that this doesn't mean we're good. One could argue this is the most dangerous time.
I'm looking forward to heading to the pub as much as anyone, but the enjoyment will be short-lived if we suddenly get another outbreak.
If we can't keep active cases under control, surely what will follow are that restrictions will be worse than before. Can you possibly imagine that? We can't act like Coronavirus has been defeated.
Sure, you might have run out of things to watch on Netflix (shoutout to The Last Dance), but just because we can now go and do something, maybe it doesn't mean for all us that we should fall over each other to do them. For a lot of people, isolation has been a great change to take stock of their lifestyle and circumstances in a way that the pandemic has uniquely afforded them.
We should as well consider ourselves lucky that we live where we do. A modern and relatively spacious region in Australia, one where instead of being confined to an apartment and a bus or train ride away from groceries we can take a leisurely walk in the afternoon and enjoy the great views our home offers.
One easy positive to take away has been that our already strong sense of community has been bolstered further by isolation. The amount of support and generosity offered across social media has been a shining light in an otherwise very tough time for many.
Hopefully when we're allowed to live freely as before - if we're lucky enough - I hope that that sense of community remains.
Lest we let ourselves forget that nothing in life is certain, things can change in an instant and that while we're here part of our job should be help each other live as best we can.