But most of us are not about to leave this world. Most of us are stubborn and optimistic enough to make it through.
Some of us are contrarian enough to be enjoying this situation. I'm enjoying the clean air, the reduction in traffic, the fact that so many people are out walking every day. I love the way people have time to stop and talk in the park now, instead of pushing past because they have to make some schedule. A friend of mine who lives in a wheelchair goes out to sit in the sun where there is a view and talks to people walking by. He says "this is normal", unlike the previous frenetic pace of going places in our cars.
I count myself an introvert, which is to say I require some alone time to recharge from social time. I relish quiet home time. My neighbors are chattier now than they used to be, but nobody gets up in my face, and we all can go home and be by ourselves if we like.
I'm working, even a bit more than usual in spite of the fact that I'm not seeing patients in person. Everyone has questions. Sales of herbs and supplements are up, and people are interested in making sure they have supplies to last a few months even if the supply chain is interrupted.
I'm reaching a degree of fatigue around studying COVID-19. I've been reading about it and talking with people about it incessantly since some time in March. Balance in my own life needs to be restored. Between working and studying the virus I find myself with less personal time than I need to do all the things I mean to do. Exercise. Meditate. Cook delicious meals. So I have deleted at least 20 emails about C19 this morning, and I will keep doing that until balance has been restored.
Here's hoping that you are finding ways to keep your own balance. A schedule helps. A little structure that tells you when it's time to move your body, to take a break, or to start a new project. While you have the time, do your creative work!! I find solace in knowing that this pandemic is likely to change our social and political climate, possibly for the better. We are all in this together. Blessed BE!