KC Concepcion took to social media to share her realizations as she celebrated her birthday amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In an Instagram post, the actress and jewelry designer, who turned 36 on Wednesday, April 7, opened up about experiencing loss due to COVID-19 and choosing to fight her battles silently amid the pandemic.
"I don’t like to express much when it comes to low vibe things—I try to stay away from dwelling in a dark space. Although I don’t say much about experiencing loss, we did for one lose my grandmother on my father’s side, last year, due to COVID. In keeping my cool, I don’t believe that others realize how deeply I am able to process traumatic situations, intense information, and pain," KC began.
"I realize also that, in keeping my cool, I tend to choose to lean on the brighter side. I hope to uplift people’s spirits with good vibes IRL or on social [media]. We encounter tremendous fear and so much uncertainty on the daily that I may resort to speaking only of feel good things in my dire need to manage anxiety, not just for myself but for others around me," she said.
"I’m grateful for my lack of need to prove to anyone my level of WOKE. It’s in my personality to fight battles quietly and silently because the chatter and noise do not help in any way to process anything properly. In life anyway I feel that we will always be placed in a situation to share our truths and our stories when the time is prime. After all, we are here to sharpen one another, to lift each other up and not be threatened when others choose to, without stepping on anyone’s toes, curate a better life," she added.
KC went on to share her prayer for Filipino health workers, as well as those who have been affected by COVID-19.
"Praying for all our health workers, and COVID patients who are fighting this battle and trying to recover in their hospital beds, ER tents, at home. Praying for the families and people who have lost their loved ones due to this pandemic," she said.
"The way I approached my birthday this year set the tone for how I hope to approach the rest of the year—calm, cool, wary, and steady," she continued. "For the most part, at least, until we encounter the game changer... God bless the Philippines."
As of Thursday, April 8, the Philippines lodged a total of 828,366 COVID-19 cases, including 14,119 deaths, 646,968 recoveries, and 167,279 active cases.