i’ve spent quite a lot of time just thinking lately.
about the world, about the pandemic, about all the traveling i never got to do before we all learned that maybe charging headfirst into the unknown isn’t a good idea right now…
i’m one of the lucky ones.
my job allows me to stay employed and at home, for the most part. my boss has told me on multiple occasions that if i’m not comfortable coming into the office, he won’t hold it against me.
i know there are a lot of people out there who don’t have that luxury and i am trying to do my part to stay away from all the unnecessary places that people don’t need to visit right now. (i’m looking at you, karen. you don’t need that hair cut. sit down, shut up and think about someone other than yourself, m’kay?)
food, bank, home.
wash. rinse. repeat.
is it boring?
is it lonely?
honestly, i’ve never been more lonely in my life.
… is it necessary?
until all this is over (and the chances of it ever being over are in the negatives), this is the new normal.
buck up, buttercup.
one day, we might be able to walk through our own front doors without panicking about whether we washed our hands or not, but until then, we all need to saddle up and get comfy and decide how we’re doing to handle all of this upheaval.
me? well, i’ve i’m going to do my part to be kind, and helpful, and go out of my way to make people smile.
i don’t know how. i haven’t figured it out yet.
it’ll give me something to think about, anyway.