What not to do during the quarantine
Saturday, March 28th, 2020
I’m not sure as to exactly how we got here – but here we are.
Feels to me like I’ve been in the twilight zone since March 12th when we were notified that school would be cancelled until April 7th (now April 7th feels like a dream). Something I know about myself – and have been reminded of lately is this: it takes me a looooooooong time to process things. I get overwhelmed easily and stepping away and getting grounded is critical.
The thing is – I don’t know that I ever really landed since the 12th. And here we are – March 28th.
While I want to share with you some things to look out for specifically to the recovery process as we navigate this social distancing and shelter in place (I promise to do that in the next blog post) – in this post, I’d like to just share what NOT to do to make your life easier during this time.
And if you think that I’ve been doing these things over the last couple of weeks – well, you’re right.
So in the spirit of authenticity – I share with you what hasn’t been my finest of moments:
#1 – Look at the COVID-19 news right before your head hits the pillow.
#2 – Look at the COVID-19 news the second you wake up.
#3 – Eat a whole bag of tortilla chips every. single. day. of quarantine. Possibly while reading the news.
#4 – Feel resentment and anger toward your sweet children for being born.
#5 – Get really angry at your husband for scheduling your email upgrade for the busiest work day of the week.
#6 – Get even more mad when said email upgrade doesn’t work and all the emails you send land in the recipient’s junk folder. Three days later, the problem still hasn’t been fixed.
#7 – Get super annoyed at all the people on Insta for saying this is the time to live your best life by cleaning closets, organizing drawers and starting a new exercise regimen. (Do these people understand what is going on here?!)
#8 – Get sick.
#9 – Did I mention the bag of tortilla chips?
#10 – Weep over the number of Rival Nerf darts you find in your kitchen, lying on the floor, in your sheets, and under the couch.
Speaking of Nerf Rival – this morning, Jason and I decided to conduct a business meeting in the living room and while we were having our very important discussion – our children were in the middle of a Nerf war. I think I got shot in the back of the head and all we could do was start laughing.
This. Is. Our. Life.
So whether you are hitting it out of the park and living your best life stuck in your house – organizing, cleaning and making the most of it – Or whether your life looks more similar to mine – feeling so very thankful to have this past week in the books and thanking sweet baby Jesus that we will never ever have to repeat that week again – I do want you to know:
We are going to make it. It might not be glamorous or glitzy. In fact, it might look a little ugly at times (see above) – but we will make it.
Would love for you to share how you are really surviving these last couple of weeks. And to be clear – I read every single one of your replies and try my best to reply back. So share below – I would so love to connect with you.
xo – Shelley