Days spent in quarantine: 5
Today is day five of quarantine for me here in Key West. I’ve been working from home and trying not to lose my sanity. Though I love my writing, it’s also good to get out of the house from time to time.
Every day I get up, drink my coffee and check-in with a few friends before sending a few emails. Then I try to go for a walk and get some sunshine before I fall into the Netflix trap for the rest of the evening.
I have to say, working from home is a little boring. I mean of course, I love my job. But I also love human interaction which is why I went back to work part-time. However, this is a little different.
It’s more of a feeling of mass uncertainty rather than just taking a break from work. It’s quarantine for God’s sake. The truth of the matter is that none of us know what’s coming next. We have no idea how long this is going to last. And I think that’s what’s so scary about it all.
I do, however, want to note that I’ve been living in a feeling of great appreciation for the last two days and I hope it continues. I have a good job that’s paying all of my bills right now. I have a roof over my head, hot water, electricity, everything else I need and it’s not costing me anything but a few days off of work.
When I really take the time to sit and think about what’s going on in the world, my concern is for those around me who are less fortunate than I am. For the ones that I love who have no idea how they are going to make it through. To me, that’s the worst part about this whole thing.
So every day I do my daily check-ins with the ones I love. And then I go about my business as usual. There really isn’t anything else one can do but wait until this thing is over. Self-quarantine and wait.
Everyone out there be safe, stay inside, and for goodness sake, wash your damn hands.