Life took an unexpected turn on March 13. That’s when the province of Ontario declared a state of emergency ordering us to stay home and keep social distancing.

I’ll be honest; the first few weeks of the lock-down were a mental struggle. How can I be trapped by this pandemic, and honour my top core value of freedom?

In hindsight, I never lost my freedom. Sure, I couldn’t move about as freely. However, I am still free to make my own decisions and respond in any way I choose. I can choose to try to blame our government or make excuses for why business is hard.

I’d rather put my energy into choosing something that’s going to help me reinvent my world. What are you choosing?

You’ve got this.