We have all been self-isolating, or should have been, for some time now, and I figured it was time for an update. Nothing has especially changed for me, I’m still considered essential and have been going into work Monday through Friday. I’m extremely grateful to have the opportunity to continue earning a paycheck through these difficult times, but I can feel burn out setting in. I am getting so burnt out on doing the same mundane tasks each and every day, all we can do is ship orders out from our store and at some point taping up boxes loses its luster. I understand that a lot of us are feeling this type of monotony weighing heavily on us, whether you are stuck at home or going to a job and mindlessly working the day away, but that doesn’t mean we can lose sight of the bigger picture.
The virus is real, I don’t care what you have seen on the news in terms of protestors or religious fanatics who think this is a ploy made up by the government to control us or that prayer will stop the virus from spreading. If the United States were to reopen right now, the only result would be unwarranted deaths and a setback that would see us right back into quarantine. It’s idiotic to think that we can just go back to a normal life anytime soon. I get that not everyone has the ability to make money right now, and the stimulus checks haven’t done enough to ease those people’s minds, but the answer can’t be to sacrifice lives just so the economy can reopen.
So many of us are doing the right thing and staying away from each other, but all it takes is a few people who are dumb enough to risk the lives of others because they believe their freedom is being taken away during a worldwide health crisis to cause the death of thousands. It is ridiculous, it is irresponsible, and it makes me ashamed to be an American right now. Think of more than yourself, think of your neighbors, of your grandparents, of the elderly couple living down the street. This is about all of us, this isn’t a fight against the government. This is about caring about other people as well as yourself and doing your part to help everyone get out of this alive.
As always thanks for reading. This topic gets me extremely worked up, and seeing the protests as of late have just amplified the anger I have when I see the way people disregard these stay-at-home orders. Let me know in the comments what you think about this situation, and I hope that you are able to stay at home yourselves! Check back (at least) every Wednesday and Saturday for new posts or sign-up via email to make sure you never miss anything. Stay Safe!