Travel Journal Vol. 2 Delhi, Jaipur & A Bit On COVID
hi friends, i'm fresh off two back to back development trips to india amid the covid crisis. while it was a stressful time to travel, i'm so thankful i had the opportunity to work with my friends and partners before the world closed it's doors. i feel uncertain about what will become of the work we did, but i think it's giving us all something to look forward which keeps us optimistic.
now india has shut down completely until at least mid april. unlike the usa, where i live, where there is still traffic on my street and we can all walk with our families to a local park or outdoor space, many indians are not allowed to leave their homes unless it's for food. this is enforced by police with a baton. i read a quote yesterday about how we are all in the same boat, but not facing the same storm. for many of us, we can enjoy these slow moments and take pause. however for many people a round the world, this time will be completely disruptive, their worlds are turned upside down, making it hard for them to come out unscathed.
some of the partners i work with have now switched their production over to help make masks. i'm exploring ways for us to assist their efforts, and i'll have more on that soon.
there are days when i feel grateful for my opportunities and excited to get back to normal life. for me, that means creating and connecting with people from all over the world who love our brand. other days i fall into a paralyzed feeling where i can't see the light. never the less, we will all move on from this.
i wanted to share these images with you as a kind reminder of our beautiful world and i hope you enjoy them. i'm thinking of each and every one of you as we are going through this together. if anyone else has a story to share, or a question, please comment or reach out to me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org- i would love to hear from you.
views from the streets of delhi and jaipur