These are crazy ass times for sure. I don’t know about you, but I’m already sick to death of this pandemic, covid-19 garbage. Can we get a rain-check? A do over for 2020?? Please???
This year was off to a great start and then in the blink of an eye everything changed, and I know you’re feeling the same way I am: pissed off and shell shocked.
I still feel like it’s not real some days. Especially when I look outside and see my flowers blooming and the air is warmer and sweeter; everything feels the same until I turn on the TV or look at my Facebook. Then I’m jolted back to the reality that I can’t go anywhere or do the things I would normally be doing right now. Arrgh.
That’s when I get angry and frustrated. And worried. Worried big time.
How are we all going to get through things? How are the 80% of Americans who live paycheck to paycheck, going to survive? Will this eviscerate small businesses? Will everything we’ve all built go up in smoke? Ahhh, welcome to the racing thoughts in MY head.
I think the biggest thing I want you to know is that I think we are feeling the same things. The same worries, the same anxiety, the same uncertainty about our futures.
While this doesn’t change anything for you or for me, there is some small comfort in knowing that we’re not alone. That we are muddling through the best way we can: hour by hour, day by day.
And if our country’s past is any indication of our future, we will come out at the other end. Battered and bruised for sure, but alive and intact.
Do I think this world pandemic will change us? Yes. Some for the worst (hello increased anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder) but maybe for the better. Can we now see how we treat each other is important? How we’ve gotten this whole life thing all wrong because we’ve been focusing on the wrong shit?
Maybe it means we’ll realize that what really matters isn’t the newest gadget or the biggest house but rather people. Our families, our friends, our neighbors. And let’s not forget our planet and our world.
Reports are showing that because of our collective quarantining, our world’s pollution has greatly decreased. That our cities and countries are healthier than they’ve been in a long ass time. This is a beacon of light in the darkness for sure.
This is what I’m hoping we come out of crisis with: a new understanding and appreciation for what really matters. You and me. They and them. US. All of us. Every person on this planet.
This crisis has highlighted for us the most valuable resource we have because after all, without each other, what do we have?
I am sending you and yours good energy and love. As always, we are here for you if you need extra support right now: we are proud to offer online therapy with any of our kick ass therapists who are here for you. Remember, it’s all about our connections with each other right now and that is what we do best. Click here to schedule an appointment.