“Unprecedented Times”

I keep seeing this phrase over and over. It’s haunting at this point, it’s now a phrase I wish I’d never had to see in my lifetime. It’s redefined the meaning of unprecedented. In fact, I hate the word now. I despise everything about the situation we are in.

It’s been 8 months since I’ve blogged because………life.

Now, I have no excuse. Unlike so many who are risking their lives at hospitals and health care facilities I am “stuck” at home in quarantine. I have plenty of time to blog, read, and watch TV. It sounds glorious to most but I’m also full time mom mode and blessed with every second of the day with my two boys but they also require constant entertainment on my part. It can be a little exhausting. No, a lot. I think yesterday was our last escape. I dropped the boys to my sisters house while I ran to school one last time. Now our county is under an orange travel advisory meaning we should only leave for work or something essential.

Speaking of essential, how do I begin to explain what is essential to a 4 year old who just wants to go to the library and the museum or see his cousins? I’m struggling with this. Any advice is appreciated.

To be honest, I’m struggling across the board. Just a month ago I decided to stop taking my anxiety/depression meds and boy if I had known what was going to happen I would NOT have made that choice. I don’t even know if Lexapro could have helped me through this, but I’m guessing I’d feel a little better mentally than I currently do. Last week when things began spiraling out of MY control I added this photo to my phone background.

Generally on medicine I’m not a crier. During these “unprecedented times” I’ve found myself crying at least once a day. The unknown is horrible. We have no idea how long this will last. We have no idea when normalcy will return. We have no idea…..

Here’s what I do know and I only know this because my incredible friend, Ashley, reminded me last night.

We can do this. We can do hard things. We’ve survived much worse than this. We’ve been through challenges, hardships, and tragedy far greater than this. We will survive.

Stay safe and healthy friends because we are all truly fortunate,

Ashley

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