It has been extremely stressful for the past few weeks. I am sure that it is the same for everyone out there. One by one, the number of countries with people infected with the virus increased and everyone began to panic. Honestly, till now, I do not understand the sudden urge to stock up on toilet paper. Thankfully, I always had a deep freezer with filled with dumplings and udon for the children’s school lunches.
Now that schools are closed indefinitely over here in our school district, I am fortunate that my elder child has her Babysitter’s First Aid certificate. She is able to be left with her younger brother for a few hours as the adults need to leave the house.
Social distancing requirements and restrictions from the government, is in place now. All of our community centres, libraries, swimming pools are closed. Every business is being creative about this through promoting more delivery orders. Weddings and family gatherings are also cancelled. So, we are actually using the phone even more to keep connected.
Emotionally, as a working mother, I am completely drained. From all the worry of everyone’s health to the uncertainty of financial situations, these are completely out of my control. Feeling anxious and depressed during this time is inevitable.
I understand this…..
Life can cruel and challenging. I am trying to take a deep breath, my supplements and watching more comedies to help combat the sense of hopelessness.