The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to drive people apart through social distancing and political unrest. However, noted interior decorator Desiree Busnelli knows that solidarity is the only thing that can get us through this pandemic.
Busnelli, born on 11th March 1982 in Washington and an American citizen who works as an entrepreneur and interior decorator at JECHIJO Bespoke Designs, located outside of Milan, Italy. However, she’s currently spending all of her time at her home in California, homeschooling her two children while working on her designs remotely. “It’s an adjustment to always be at home,” Desiree said. “However, I think I’ve learned some positive things during the pandemic.”
“This is a time we need to come together,” Desiree Busnelli said. “We can’t let this pandemic push us away from each other. We need to use each other’s strength to pull everyone up and prepare for what’s next.”
Homeschooling your children can be hard, and many parents aren’t enjoying spending this extra time away from work. “I secretly love getting all of this extra time with my kids,” she said. “It’s an attitude thing. I won’t let seeing my kids more often be a bad thing. I get to see them grow and learn more about how they’re doing in school. It’s a blessing in disguise.”
Desiree knows that many people are financially struggling right now. “We need to support each other. If you have a friend who’s an entrepreneur and sells candles, buy one if you can. It will help the business and brighten up your space. If we can work together, we can get through anything.”
She has some advice for business owners. “Keep a positive attitude if you can,” Desiree said. “I know it’s difficult, but once you’re in that hole of negative feelings, it’s much more difficult to get out. Reach out to other business owners and arrange a promotion or get help from each other. Now is the time to find solace in each other and work together to create a better future.”
Busnelli also makes it clear that now is not the time for social or political in-fighting. “We need to do what’s best for everyone around the world. We shouldn’t be fighting over masks or scuffling over the last roll of toilet paper. That’s setting all of us up to fail. Be kind to your neighbor. That’s the most important thing.”
The COVID-19 pandemic might be the most difficult period we’ve had to endure. However, if we can stay strong together and help each other get through this fight, we’ll come out stronger on the other side.