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The Truth About How People are Doing

Week 5 of shelter in place has been a particularly challenging week for my family as we have all reached our tolerance for meeting, learning and socializing virtually.

When this started I thought Zoom was going to become a household name, a verb like google, and that it would be the demise of big gorgeous office space in urban centers but after this week, I’m beginning to think once this is over people are never going to want to look at a zoom screen as long as they live.

I was curious about how other people were doing so I asked, and here is a small sample of some of the responses:

Last couple days have been rough. I’m ready to ship my kid to Siberia! 🤷‍♀️
Miss seeing and hugging everyone!
It’s like waves crashing against the shore, it ebbs and flows.
Not having to deal with people is so nice.
I mean my house is real clean. There’s that……my quarantine personality is coming out.
As we say in our house…up, down, all around. Despite all the anxiety and fear of unknown I know in my gut that I will miss this time rooted in the crazy with my family.
Feels like the movie Groundhog Day. Wish Sonny and Cher would stop waking me up!

You can check out the entire thread here.

We’re all struggling and experiencing ups and downs.

Stay connected. It’s the best medicine when you’re feeling frustrated, angry, stuck, or isolated.

Call your girlfriends, have virtual happy hours with friends and colleagues or after dinner vent sessions with your best friend.

FaceTime with family members you haven’t seen or spoken to in a long time and text old friends to check-in and see how they’re doing.

Whatever you do, don’t do this alone. Reach out and let people help you.

I’d love to know how you’re doing. Leave me a comment below.

Photo by Daniil Kuželev on Unsplash


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