Wait for it, please

Whew doggy I predicted this too well.

Hanging out with friends is cool but not at large gatherings and not during a pandemic. Not yet.

I won’t lie, I hung with a small group of friends a week ago. But we were also safe. We were outdoors, limited physical interaction and kept our distance. At least 3 of us have high risk parents so we took that in consideration.

The foolery I have witnessed from this weekend in Atlanta, GA, Union and Myrtle Beach, SC is proof positive of why each state must do well calculated phases regarding reopening.

Many have separation anxiety right now and simply long for a hug or touch. But if you rush it due to greed or simply impatience, bedlam will ensue. It is impossible to police every area but you can’t give too many opportunities.

I have already seen traffic getting heavier also. Folks have to realize we are not out of this pandemic by far. Hospitals can simply accommodate more patients. We still must be safe.

Therefore, when we are on lockdown again, you can’t blame China or the government this time. Some blame should be placed on yourselves.

#imjustdrew #fromdarknesstosunshine #scaredeyes

Two months in,..

I remember around two months in to my own quarantine story is when reality was starting to set in for me.

It was near Christmas and I wasn’t celebrating Christmas the traditional way. There was no money for gifts or many traditions. I was simply happy to be around my family again that cared for me.

I recently had my car repossessed so I was sharing my mother’s car at the time. I saw that bouncing back wasn’t going to be a thing soon.

I saw that I was going to have to occupy my time by cleaning up, job searching after the New Year and reading.

Most importantly, I learned at a young age that I needed to be healthier, positive and ready for this to happen again at any time. What I see now is that many people think normal will return and that this won’t happen again. They would be wrong on both counts.

I had to control what was currently going on and simply controlling what I could. The days were starting to run together, it seemed no end in sight but I knew that things could change.

One main positive was I got to see my grandmother more often and help her in her invalid stage. She had been sitting around for a while herself ready and praying to die. I wanted her to know I loved her and didn’t want her to let up just yet.

I couldn’t predict what would happen and where. I simply knew I had to dig myself out of this situation slowly and prepare for the next phase of my life.

#imjustdrew #fromdarktosunshine #scaredeyes