How are you handling this pandemic?
I am educated … I am medical … But I am honestly still NOT handling this well.
What is This?
Coronavirus, Corona, Rona, or Covid-19? What do you call the pandemic in your house? It is Coronavirus at home with the kids and Covid-19 at work. It really doesn’t matter what you call it because it has probably
ruined altered your life in some way 40 days into quarantine.
What is Expected of Us?
We must social distance. No gatherings greater than 10 people and practice good hygiene. That is it; it seems super simple … Stay home and wash your hands and everything will be ok. But that is not the actual truth; news flash, 40 days later and they have extended school closures. What is next?
It is not ok. I am not ok.
Social Media Distancing
Angry, sad, confused, exhausted, and anxious; this is a description of me on a daily basis played on repeat. I can no longer watch the news or get on social media these days because it just increases my anxiety. The fear, panic, hoarding, and blaming are a little too much for me. It just intensifies everything I am already feeling.
For goodness sakes, I have had to explain single ply toilet paper to my kids, cannot find hand sanitizer to save my life, and am making my own Clorox wipes. WHY????? Add in the instability of the oil and gas industry and other families that seem to be thriving, and you can find me hiding in my house working from home while struggling to home school two kids and keeping a toddler entertained.
That said, I do feel like things have started to calm down a little bit and hope that things will soon return to normal. For my sanity, for the sanity of my family, and for our economy.