Hope Can Set You Free


Wallace’s Weekly Wrap

Happy Friday you wonderful humans.

I hope you’re all safe, healthy, happy and at home. 

(Unless you’re an essential worker, and if you are, thank you for doing what you do)

Some new language has crept it’s way into our vernacular over the past few weeks… the number of times I’ve heard someone say unprecedented has been… well, unprecedented. 

Lockdown VGT
Virtus Family Zoom Chats
Social Distancing
Quarantine Bingo
Moo’s Menu
60 Day Be better Challenge
Covid-19 Protocols
Friday Beers
Webinars and Lives

The world has changed, our world has changed…

Well, except for maybe Friday Beers, that at least has been a consistent bookmark in the week for a while. 

This is our new normal, for at least the forseeable future. Hopefully by now the ‘when this is over’ chat has almost disappeared and our collective and individual focus has shifted towards making the most of this chapter in our lives. I hope we can utilise this time for connection, with our families, our community, and ourselves. 

Hope ain’t a tactic is something I’ve said in the past, well I was wrong about that. 

We can hope for a better future, we can hope that we all come out the other side stronger than ever but hope must be followed through with action. 

To steal a couple of lines from Shawshank Redemption: 

‘Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies. 
Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free’

It’s natural to be scared and afraid when times are uncertain. yet ruminating on the fear does not move you forward. Finding peace with the situation you’re in, and controlling what you can control will allow you to take the next step, and that step is all you really need. 

The way I see it, whether it lasts for 1 month or 6, we will remember this time for the rest of our lives. What do you want to remember the most? Will it be how you scrolled for hours, waiting and watching every news update from government officials you didn’t even know existed? Or will it be the time you spent on improving your physical health and mental wellbeing? Or the time you spent learning that new skill that will hold you in good stead for the rest of your life? The time you spent connecting with your family in a way that wasn’t possible with your regular work week? 

What are you going to do with this time? What opportunities are you going to grab and run with? 

Hope for happiness, progress and love and act on it, it’ll come. 


P.S Keep supporting local business. Things are tough at the minute and some of us have our dreams and more on the line. If you can, buy from the little guys instead of the big guys. They will go above and beyond for you. 
You can see the list of Virtus Family Businesses here. If someone is closed, ask how you can buy a gift voucher. If you can’t support financially, support on the socials! We are all in this together. 


It is okay to not have the answer.

One of the bravest things you can do is boldly embrace the unknown.

Accept your fear and still continue to move forward.

A clear mission does not always have a clear path.

— Yung Pueblo