I did not realize that it had been so long since I last shared anything with you. I have been in a little funk, as I am sure a lot of us have experienced during these trying times. These times really are trying.
When they started talking about Coronavirus, I did not really take it seriously, and I thank God that my mother was in town, because if it was not for her, I would not have started taking all the precautions that she made me take, because of SCD. I am eternally grateful!
July 13th marked three (3) months since I have been home, stuck, because of the “Rona” and boy did it change me! Because of SCD I am used to staying home, but it was not a situation like this where I am totally forced to stay home to make sure I do not expose myself nor my family to this “virus” and, when you factor SCD in this equation, you literally have a recipe for disaster on your hands. I was focused on work and different other projects that I was working on, and I had tunnel vision.
If you really have been following me, you do know by now that SCD does not have a schedule, it has its own agenda. There’s no way to predict a crisis. You have no way of knowing. And as life would have it, a couple of months ago, I had a major crisis. I mean MAJOR! I have never had a crisis of this magnitude before, and I was scared…
I was stressed out, and since life does not stop because we have a virus, because we are going through personal issues, nor because we are stuck home almost unemployed. It keeps going, minding its business, doing its own thing; it keeps rotating.
We have to figure out how to keep going, how to keep moving, how to push forward because things are not getting better. Coronavirus snuck up on us, the actual people, we are not the most informed and we’re still going to feel stuck because they will never give us all the details as they relate to this virus. What do we do?
Pushing forward is not going to be an easy task, but it is the task at hand. As I always say, “if you have no choice but to be strong, you will find strength within you”; at this juncture, the only choice we have is to push forward, let’s find the ability to do so within us and improve our quality of life, at least that part we have some control over. Let’s keep pushing!!!
Smile, it could be worse…