CORONAVIRUS, PANDEMIC , & QUARANTINE are the three words I never thought would define my 2020.
2020 was going to be a big year for me . I was planning on traveling to 4 or 5 countries . I was going back to school . I was planning on changing my job. I was going to launch my travel blog . Well at least I did one thing . Thanks for reading by the way. Anyways …..
So how did I end up unemployed and stuck in the house for months ?
THE RONA !
The educational term is COVID-19 , corona virus.
The only corona I knew was the beer 😂
You can read all about it here !
From The Start
I remember going to work as usual then all of a sudden I was being kicked out of the nursing home .
I was scheduled to work there because of my patient but I wasn’t part of the staff.
So I called my manager and asked to be reassigned .
After several attempts , getting the runaround and my hours being abundantly cut , I was forced to sign up for unemployment.
This was before the extra $600 which was a nice incentive .
I knew I couldn’t survive for long on my savings .
I haven’t been out of a job since my teenage years so being home was new .
I’m used to working , going out , and traveling .
So to have it come to a halt was overwhelming.
Now I don’t want to sound like a spoiled brat .
This is just how my normal turned to a distant memory.
I’ve never seen NY on lockdown like this and I honestly didn’t think I ever would .
I have to say being in the house wasn’t too bad .
The rules were to stay in the house and if you’re outside , wear a mask and socially distance 6ft apart, and people were arguing, fighting , and being disrespectful over simple rules .
Maybe these people feel like they’re invincible or immortal .
I was okay for a while , just visiting my family . I’m also an introvert so I didn’t mind being alone and in my space . But I did miss my friends but I didn’t want to risk anything .
I started having anxiety attacks because the numbers were rising , the risks were too high , and the media was just too much.
I enjoyed giving myself time to relax.
I started my room makeover creating a space where I feel at home .
I took time to be off of social media and work on other things.
I only went outside for the supermarket , laundromat, DOLLAR TREE , and other essential places that were open.
So sorry to my friends but not sorry because my health comes first.
Anyways , I was surprised but not really seeing people not take the virus seriously.
More Thoughts Soon ….
How did you feel in the beginning ?
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