Circumstance that sounds like an action

Getting hung up on the circumstance again. Is it general like the pandemic or should I get specific like working during the pandemic? Just wondering because when I get specific then it sounds like an action…

C – working during the pandemic
T – It’s really hard now
F – Confused
A – shut down on what to do
R – do nothing making it harder

C – working during the Pandemic
T – It’s different now
F – Curious
A – explore new ideas for marketing virtually
R – conduct business in a new way