A friend of mine posted a color heart chart a few weeks ago. It’s a way to check in and share about how we’re dealing emotionally with all the social distancing.
This is my Day 1 of Week 6 and, even though I was looking forward to my 9am meeting, it was really hard to pull myself out of bed this morning. Emotionally, I’m torn between feeling bad for myself and feeling worse for the mancubs because technically, they’ve been doing this for a week longer than me. My plan is to get everyone out of the house following my meeting. It’s too pretty outside to stay inside doing virtual learning & meetings.
When I received notification last week that our school district will continue with remote learning through the end of the school year, a little part of my brain let out a plaintive wail. It may have sounded more like a squeak and it felt a lot like a headache.
A good friend told me recently she was surprised I’m having such a hard time with social distancing since I’m an “introvert.” Being real, while I’m incredibly shy and do enjoy being alone, six weeks of this is way over the top even for me.
So today, my heart is purple. Right now, things are tough.
Please check on your introverted friends. Chances are we are not okay.