(This post is part of a series of daily letters from me to my future children reporting from the emerging paradigm.)
My mom told me the other day that if I was school aged she would not be sending me back to school during Corona. I feel oddly comforted knowing that, even though I’ve been out of the house for 24 years.
It’s really scary out there. I have so much compassion for folks caring for children during this quarantine. Full stop, just hard to get self care and do childcare let along work. My friends who have full time childcare in their lives or three parents caretaking are the only ones getting near enough self care and sleep.
On top of that trying to wrestle with decisions to sign death waivers about their kids in order to send them back to school. Like there’s no right answer.
I watching this IG TV with the chief of staff of Shriner’s pediatric hospital about corona and it only made me feel more secure with how cautious I feel about everything right now. Coronavirus remains a serious health risk. Just because it’s inconvenient doesn’t mean it went away.
People are going to Vegas. And then going home to their communities. Who are going to school. People are mostly getting sick from family gatherings. This is just longer and more lethal without everyone socially distancing.
Meanwhile your Aunt Rachael is recovering from Coronavirus and on the mend according to her telehealth appointment and hopefully she won’t have scary after shock symptoms like folks in NYC I know.
Things are just in constant uncertainty, no planning for the future except vague “hopefully in 2021” conversations. I actually don’t feel stressed by that. I think uncertainty has been part of my life for so long and I have a massive self care practice that keeps me pretty balanced. I do the best I can and keep moving forward with hope that the end of the movie is good.
“I’ve seen the end of the movie and we win,” is the cornerstone of my outlook and my attitude.
If you’re reading this, someday, then we did win!
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