My name is Anna, I’m 25 years old and I live in Isla Mujeres, México. I was born in the City of México where I studied because of my passion and compassion for animals at risk.

I’m a veterinarian. And since this started it’s so difficult not to think about the huge amount of animals who need my help which I cannot provide because of the world condition, but at the same time, I can see that the world is really a better-balanced place without our help.

The pandemic affected me relatively positively. My life is always very stressful and busy, with very little free time for me. When the pandemic started, the hours and shifts in the clinic were reduced, so finally, in a long time, I was able to do many activities that I liked to do and that I no longer had time to do. I feel very lucky because my work was never at risk, I had my money in secure savings and although I couldn’t stay at home completely, I was able to stay in most of the week.

What made it difficult for me to manage was my anxiety, because I have always had to work hard on myself to stay stable and when that stability that the routine we take for granted gives us, suddenly is affected, we can no longer give anything for sure.

We don’t know what will happen and we feel that we’ve lost control (even if we never really have it), it makes me feel scared and at times the uncertainty becomes difficult to digest. Now I see uncertainty as something that life implies in itself and it opens up an infinite number of possibilities.