Well. Life truly does happen, doesn't it?!
I've been a little quiet on the Covid-19 issue as I've been trying to navigate things personally and professionally. But I, like many of you, have concerns and worries. As this is a nation wide issue, and should be taken seriously, I am currently not seeing clients for the immediate future in an attempt to do my part. (I am still scheduling for later in the year and into next as appropriate). Safety first for my loved ones and yours. I will be scheduling and posting openings for more current events once things return to whatever normal looks like. Please bear with me as we are all in unchartered territory.
I'm following the basics.... social distancing, washing my hands, and bought some food and snacks. The "employees" are still getting fed.... puppy treats for the pups. :) I'm avoiding crowds and going anywhere except outside for a walk or a run.
I'm trying to take time to breath and catch up from all the hustle and bustle that is the normal and focus on things that make me happy and bring joy to my soul. Music . Coffee on the deck in the morning. Max the German Shepherd and Ella the Great Dane. Spring flowers. Warm weather and sunshine. The list is endless. I've added to my New Year's Eve jar just this week. (Other people call it other things.. the gratitude jar, happy jar, thankful jar. I call mine the New Year's Eve jar because I save them all and read them on New Year's Eve to remember the happy moments and blessings from the year.)
This is a tough time for everyone. No one knows what to expect. Normally very active and social people are feeling trapped at home. Parents are trying to help their kiddos with school work. (Flashbacks to high school algebra still give me panic attacks.) People are worried about their older parents. (My mom and aunt, as well as other family members, have cancer... I'm a little more worried about her than normal.) Parents are worried about their littles... especially those who are medically fragile. Small business owners are worried about how to support themselves, their families, and their employees.
Please be kind to one another. Stay away from people; those you like and even those you don't. Call your grandparents but don't go and visit. People have loved ones who could be affected even if you and I aren't. Don't hoard. There are grandmas and grandpas and parents with sick littles that need stuff too. I don't know if we are over reacting or not but I'd rather be safe than sorry... Send notes to people who make a difference to you, people who lift you up and encourage you. Check in on the lonely. Support one another including small businesses when you can. Most of all, pray for one another.
Let's help each other through this. We are stronger together. Life is still beautiful.
Here are a few resources as you navigate things for you and your family:
Corona Virus Outbreak Resources:
CDC - Center for Disease Control - 1-800-232-4636
DPH - Georgia Department of Public Health - 1-866-782-4584
WHO - World Health Organization - 1-202-974-3000