Today I’ll be openly talking about the Corona virus aka as Covid-19! These are only my personal thoughts and feelings. However, I am featuring a couple statements from friends who are in the healthcare field and how this virus has affected them.
What a strange, scary, confusing, frightening moment to be living in. It’s such an emotional roller coaster for me to say the least. I started off happy to be spending this time at home with my husband who gets to work from home during this time. I’m thankful he’s here and not at work. Also, spending all this time with my daughters, as you know I’m a working Mommy so to have this time is truly a blessing.
As the days went on, and watching the news it began to worry me. Talking to my friends who are in the healthcare industry and sharing that there are not enough supplies to protect them made me mad. My friend Ann who’s a nurse stated that they are overloaded with people in her clinic who are coughing, have fever and respiratory infections and they have NO testing kits and not nearly enough masks. On the other hand we have my friend Cindy who is a Medical Assistant and she stated there’s also a shortage with gloves, masks, gowns at her clinic. However, they do have kits to test but since they can’t protect themselves they can’t use them. They are referring their patients to other locations to be seen. Two similar stories yet different at the same time. None the less, I feel we cant afford getting sick because we do not know if there will be any supplies for us. This is why it is so important to stay inside and only go out for food or necessities.
This has also affected many financially. Many are not able to work because their jobs are temporarily closed. My sister Kimberly was laid off from her job, her manager decided to lay everyone off. I know she will be fine but I think about others who were not financially prepared for this and need their jobs. What about them?
During these times lets all take care of ourselves and look out for one another. Reach out to your loved ones on FaceTime or a simple text. Keep your children entertained, there are so many activities that you can do at home and in your own backyard. We are continuing to follow a schedule with our daughters and it consists of educational activities, outdoor fun and free play.
I am forever thankful for everyone in the healthcare industry, grocery stores, drive-thru restaurants, truck drivers, and everyone who continues to work to ensure we all have what we need during this quarantine.
The Corona virus has the power to destroy us mentally, before it ever touches us physically. Protect your peace and your sanity. I am not a home body. If you know me, you know once the weekend comes I am out exploring, living my best life! There is no Elizabeth without an adventure! However, our adventures are having to be indoors and you bet I am being as adventurous as I can be. I pray for better days. For now, ill be living my best quarantine life. Soon we will all able to hug it out. Lizzy out!