I’m usually a keep-things-to-myself type of person, but even I have to spew off sometimes.
This damn pandemic.
We all want the horror of this awful, awful, awful virus to end. As this dread goes on, we need to remain diligent.
Sometimes it’s hard, isn’t it?
Breathe in. Breathe out (with a mask).
Winter is here in the Northern Hemisphere where I live. Cold weather isn’t all that good for not spreading the virus because people gather inside in groups at times.
I don’t know about you, but I dread seeing another round, this time with freaking new COVID-19 variants. How sad. Haven’t we learned anything? Why is it so hard to wear a mask, keep our hands clean and away from our face, and social distance? IMHO it isn’t one of the hardest things we’ll have to do in life.
I’m an introvert, so staying home isn’t difficult for me, but that doesn’t mean I never want to see anyone or go somewhere besides to pick up a grocery order or visit my medical facility.
All of my life, I’ve never liked to be told what to do. Growing up, my dad and I butted heads because of my
stubbornness independence. However, when experts TELL ME how to protect myself AND YOU during a pandemic, I sit back and listen and then follow their guidelines.
Do you think I like it? I miss living my old life and my friends and family. We have to cross many state lines to see each other. I’m not putting my family in danger, and they won’t put me in danger. I’m so sick and tired of washing groceries. I’m unable to visit my little brother who is living in his last days. Yeah, I’m mad and sad, too, but I don’t know who to be mad at. Do you? Well, without getting political… (This isn’t about politics, so be cool, okay?)
Recently, my ex-husband drove from Michigan to Virginia to see our youngest son. His trip made me worried, happy for him, and angry at the same time. Yet, I understood his need. I didn’t know until he hit the road. He knew better than to tell me. Before this pandemic started, he and I had planned a trip together to see my son and daughter-in-law in their new home. Then COVID arrived, and we didn’t go. Thankfully, when he went, no one got sick, but he put them and himself at risk. Dammit!
People are giving up. Lately, on social media I hear people say “I’ve had enough” or “I’m done with this.”
Well, hell, so am I, but I am NOT giving up.
We can’t give up!
What if everyone gave up?
What would be left of the world?
Who would feed this darlin’ dog and cat? 💙
Okay, that’s getting too deep, and I don’t expect an answer, but please don’t give up or stop trying. There are vaccines if you want one and can get it. Better days really are ahead. That’s what we have to believe. Strive for. Contribute to.
Stay healthy. Have fun safely. This pandemic isn’t over.
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