seattle, staying home

Tired of talking about covid

I’ve been writing and reflecting about the affects of this pandemic for more than a month now.

When I’m not writing on this blog, I am working and since I work in (marketing) at a health care organization, there is always work revolving around covid communications.

(Also, I like how I just call it “covid”, like it’s a childhood friend. Go home, covid, we are not friends!)

When I’m not working or writing on this blog, I am probably talking to my husband about something covid-related, or commenting about a random neighbor’s house we saw that clearly had guests over and complaining about how people are refusing to change their personal behavior for the greater good.

And then, if I am not doing any of the above, I am probably texting or talking with my friends about “when will this madness end so I can see you again?”

I definitely don’t follow the news as closely as I had when covid first broke in the U.S. It was getting to be too heartbreaking and depressing.

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My state governor shared his plan for Washington state “to open back up.” It has four phases. I haven’t read any of it because honestly, I don’t want to get my hopes up just to get them shattered. According to my mom, I’ll be able to come over for dinner when phase 2 is in place at the end of the month. Who knows if we will even get to phase 2 according to the plan.

Maybe I’m being pessimistic.

I’m usually an optimistic person. But, I’m just tired.

Even work emails end with “Stay safe” or “Be well!” I know they all mean well but they are tiring, too.

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Also, what’s with the overuse of the phrase “unprecedented times”? Bryce likes to argue that there is precedence because the Spanish Flu happened. He argues with no one because I just listen and agree. I guess the correct phrase would be “unprecedented in our lifetime” …

I find myself sighing and telling my friends that this is a “weird” time. I don’t know how else to describe it. I also just type out the word “Sigh” more often than probably necessary.

Because, what else is there to do but sigh and keep talking about all of this?

**Sighhhhhhh**

 

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