It’s week 13 for #LivingLovingWriting, and I thinks it’s fair to say that things are not going as planned this year. Cue the new words that are now a part of our every day lives — Corona Virus or Covid-19 and social distancing.
“Social distancing, or physical distancing, is a set of non-pharmaceutical interventions or measures taken to prevent the spread of a contagious disease by maintaining a physical distance between people and reducing the number of times people come into close contact with each other.” Over the last two weeks, the CDC recommendations have gone from groups of 50 to 10 to 6, where we each stay 6ft away from the nearest person.
Today is our last day of spring break, and although it wasn’t what we originally wanted, it wasn’t terrible either. My oldest son Davy was supposed to go on his 8th grade class trip to NYC, and I was taking my youngest son to NYC because it also happens to be the home of one of my closest friends. Instead, last week we went boating with friends, and this week we paddle boarded, hiked, and went blueberry picking. Although, I am certain these things are coming to an end soon, too, as we move to a stricter “stay at home” quarantine type situation.
I looked at my bucket list for the year, and right now there are only two things on it I can do: Read a different genre and eat more plants. (And if you ask about the losing 10 pounds, I’m happy to report I’ve already done that, now I just have to keep it off LOL)
The world is crazy right now. The uncertainty of how long things will remain this way and get worse is causing many to have anxiety, but I do believe if we each do our part, this will end sooner rather than later. I have my fingers and toes all crossed, and I hope you do, too.
QOTD: What do you miss most during this crazy time? Me, my job. They say the layoff is temporary, I hope that’s true.