Lessons in Adaptability

The comforts of modern life have spoiled me

I live and thrive on the premise of predictability

With all the technology available these days

I can manage time effectively in different ways

Work commitments, travel, deadlines quite narrow

I expect to be able to fulfill, I can be on the go

Continuously, because I am connected to everyone everywhere

As long as everything works as intended, I don’t have to care..


In recent years, circumstances seem to have changed

A stable world order has been jarringly challenged

By the pandemic, war, natural disasters and more

The smooth operations our lives depended on before

Have run into rough waters, thus an element of uncertainty

Has invaded lives built on processes working predictably


I am a creature of habit, and while I pride

Myself on efficiency, I dare not hide

The fact that I am poor at adaptability

To unforeseen circumstances; instability

Makes me anxious, but I have to learn

To adapt quickly, there is nowhere to turn

When calamities strike out of the blue-

Improvising on the spot is all you can do


I cannot help but think that this has been

The reality that mankind has mostly seen

I am lucky to have lived most of my life so far

During a stable era devoid of hunger and war

It is now time to get used to discomfort

Learning to adapt quickly cannot hurt..

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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