- When will we get back to some semblance of normal?
- What will the school year really look like?
- What school option should we pick?
- How hard will it be to teach my kids?
- How far behind are my kids in academics?
- Is the pandemic affecting my kid’s social skills?
- Is the pandemic impacting my social skills?
- Are masks effective?
- How do I protect my family?
- When will there be a vaccine?
- Will we have a treatment soon?
- When will I be forced to go back to the office?
- Why is everyone polarized?
The uncertainty is extremely overwhelming. It impacts my focus, motivation, and my overall willingness to do things. The struggle to get out of bed and log into work every day is real, but at least I do it in pajamas.
I try to focus on the positive aspects that the pandemic has brought to my life. I’ve been able to do many things that I normally wouldn’t, such as:
- Spending a lot more time with family;
- Reconnecting with friends from across the country on virtual happy hours and book clubs;
- Running on a regular schedule;
- Reading more books since the coronavirus started than I have in the past 5 years combined.
When I focus on the positive, I realize that the coronavirus is a blessing in disguise for my family. When I had both of my children, I took off 6 weeks and 4 weeks respectively, I wish I would have taken more. Since we moved to DC 11 years ago, I was caught in the hustle and was working way too many hours. The coronavirus gave me the opportunity to slow down and reconnect with what is important to me, my family. The family time the COVID has given me is a sacred gift and I am eternally grateful to be surrounded by the people I love the most. I am also grateful that we have all been healthy throughout the pandemic.
Another huge COVID benefit is my “quarantine” wardrobe. Although many of my meetings are virtual video meetings no one knows I am wearing sweatpants with my business shirt.
Each night I count my blessings and they help me get through the COVID fatigue I face each day. Stay healthy and happy my friends.