Well y’all… I’m officially self-isolating due to the Coronavirus crisis. Up until this last week, I was definitely not taking it seriously enough. The recommendation came down from the Florida Governor today that all people aged over 65 years or with underlying conditions (including immune-compromised people like myself) self-isolate for 2 weeks. I have been mentally preparing myself for this moment, as I knew that it was coming. Being autoimmune and taking immune-suppressing drugs places me in the high risk category and that thought is suddenly terrifying.
I have a few different projects lined up for this time that I will be on “lockdown” for lack of a better term. My crochet project is really taking off, and I have a couple of journaling projects that I am also working on. I have to say that at least I have Internet access and many friends and family members that are all too willing to chat with me through this difficult time.
The cases in my county are currently only at 10, which makes me less worrisome, but my gut instinct is keeping me at home just the same. It’s one of those better safe than sorry situations. I’m already going stir-crazy and I’m only 3 days into my self-isolation. I’m watching more news than I ever wanted to and at times it’s increasing my anxiety.
Our school district is moving to remote learning until the 15th of April, so I am able to keep my mind a little busy assisting my children with their educational endeavors. I don’t think they like me riding their butts, but quite frankly we are all suffering through this together and trying to make the best of a crappy situation. I just keep reminding myself that this is the perfect opportunity to catch up on some much-needed quality time with them. One thing that can’t be denied is that Coronavirus has slowed the world down for a short time, and I intend to enjoy every moment that I can.
Stay strong fellow autoimmune warriors! This won’t last forever and when it is all over, we will likely appreciate the little things in life a bit more.