Monday, May 11, 2020

Some Post-Birthday Thoughts on Isolation and Re-Opening

Many of the blogs that I follow have focussed on our recent Isolation via the 'stay home' policy.  I've had my ups and downs with working from home and social distancing, but I have not been seriously depressed or anxious about the future.  I have strong contacts on social media with friends that live in other states, am using FaceBook and texting more and yes, there is that old school thing, you know, the Telephone Call....And my neighbors have a Wednesday evening Happy Hour, where we spend 90 minutes or so at the appropriate social distance drinking beer or wine (we bring our own).  I have to say, I have wonderful neighbors.

I also have a lot (more than I sometimes can stand) of teleconferencing for work.  And I did have to get used to my husband working from home in the next room.  But I've settled in now.......I've established a routine that is enriched by vocal music lessons, which I do on Zoom, starting my gardening and my photography, of course.  I'm changing my own artistic direction (visit My Inner Monet) and involved with some on-line photo groups like The Frugal Film Project.

So I've kept 'Isolation' in check by actually reaching out and staying in touch with people.  Now for the Re-Opening.......First, I've been through so much over the past decade; survived some real life threatening situations.  The LAST thing I am willing to do is take any risk that could lead to COVID-19.  I am also facing eye surgery to correct for damage cause by my brain tumor.  I'm not participating in the Re-Opening until my vision problems are resolved.  I don't want to risk any type of infection that could postpone my surgery.  I leave the house to walk the dog, go to Dr's appointments, do photography, and see (yes actually visit) a few friends at the proper social distance.  And my employer seems to be in no rush to get us back into the office.

I'm staying home, staying safe, with no regrets.
That's what I need to do!

My advice:  Do What You Need To Do!

1 comment:

  1. I think you're making a wise decision by maintaining the Stay Home policy. The virus is indiscriminnate and easy to contract if you don't take proper care, so avoiding unnecessary social and work-based activity is a good idea.

    Despite the disruption and anguish all this is causing, most of us can be thankful that the self-isolation measures and restrictions on normal freedoms are but small hardships when compared to ourselves or our loved ones falling ill or worse.

    Take care and keep well.