Hunkering Down, Social Distancing, and Making Sense of the Coronavirus Pandemic
Are you doing okay? I am sorry I have not posted in a while. It has been, well, very crazy. I am sure you know what I mean and are feeling it deeply too. No matter where you are in the world, the Coronavirus pandemic has altered work, family, and life altogether significantly. It seems that no one is escaping it, and that we all need to hunker down to concentrate on staying safe and well by “flattening the curve” with social distancing. It still seems as if the best defense is avoidance of exposure.
Until today, I have resisted writing about COVID-19, because I feel that the last thing anyone needs right now is more unsolicited advice or harrowing statistics. It is such a loaded topic. I’ve witnessed relationships degrade over social media based on conspiracy theories or comments that downplay the seriousness of the virus. It makes me so sad. But, I have also fielded many emails and messages from folks checking in with me. Many people seem to be wondering what I am doing to weather this storm and to stay well. Thus, I felt compelled to finally put this post out there.