It’s been over two and a half months since quarantine. Things are beginning to open up and some people are going out. Reconnecting, readjusting, and then the tragic death of George Floyd happened. Now, people are going out and protesting to ensure that change happens– COVID seemed all but forgotten. I feel so sad and heavy-hearted and scared for our country yet incredibly hopeful at the same time. Another emotional roller coaster.
How does the world feel to YOU now? How are you feeling about stores, salons and restaurants reopening? Are you going out? What will happen to the many protesters where COVID-19 is concerned? No matter how you feel, this is all strange and unfamiliar territory. Even life in the reopening looks very different from how life was before the quarantine; face masks, temperatures taken, and distance from other people.
Perhaps the protests and riots have been fueled by the 3 months of quarantine. Not to say they aren’t justified. George Floyd’s murder is inexcusable, and we must all do our part to ensure that change happens in our society, in our communities and in our world. To ensure that no one feels the need to loot or be violent in order to be heard in the future. We must listen. We must be part of the solution.
The quarantine due to COVID-19 has enabled everyone to take stock of their lives. What needs to change? What are we urgently trying to get back to? What should we never go back to?
Change is happening…change needs to happen…it’s the only constant. It’s sometimes uncomfortable, but let’s push through that discomfort and get to a better place. I’m here to help, if needed.
Stay strong and safe, my friends!!