Fifty days. I’ve been working from home, isolating, social distancing for FIFTY DAYS. It could be worse, I know. I’m still working, I have a paycheck, and I’m reasonably healthy, despite the gym and pool being locked down. I also just ordered some healthier snacks. I’m doing the best I can.
A coworker and I were chatting earlier via email and she said, after I told her I’d been alone all this time, “please tell me you have pets.” I replied that I had no pets, but I have been talking daily to my imaginary coworkers Grumpy Cat, my rainbow pony, and my unicorn.
All of us are having varied experiences, all real and valid. One day, hindsight will reveal what we could have done differently with our time, but truthfully, I believe we’re all handling it the best way we know how.
Hang in there all. Do the best you can today. If the best thing you can do is get out of bed, do that. Shower. Change pajamas. Open the blinds.
You’ve got this! We’ve got this. Like I told my coworker today, I may be alone in this apartment, but I am not alone on my journey. It’s all about perspective!