We are into May. How this happened, I have no idea. It’s funny because even when we stand still, time keeps moving forward. The dead branches of the winter trees have already seen blooms and are changing to leaves. The grass is greener, the air is warmer. The curve is flattening in my part of the world and we are beginning to turn our attention to relaxing restrictions about public gatherings.
It’s weird because this is good news, but it is tinged with trepidation about what a post-quarantine world will be. The anxiety about another outbreak leading to another quarantine. The fear of the Second Wave and praying that it does not touch the ones that you love (or anyone else, for that matter.) Trying to determine how to maintain social distancing while reconnecting our communities.
There is the other anxiety, too, however. The one that says that if we don’t get back to work, we will go broke. The one that says that we need to get outside and to connect with our people. The one that scares us if we have to stay indoors with our thoughts for much longer.
My point is that as humans we will be anxious. We will worry one way or the other. Time will keep moving whether we worry about things or not. There are two sides to every coin, and we cannot be afraid all of the time. Well, I guess we can, but it won’t do any good.
So today, I ask – what is your concern? Are you more anxious about staying quarantined or being released from quarantine? How are you managing that? I guarantee that no matter how you feel, there is at least one other person, probably even someone that you know, who feels similarly.