I am as terrified as you are, but we are going to get through this

image: Kat Roberts

I don’t often get too personal on this website, but I am here to tell you that I had to pull over my car on Highway 111 because I everything just hit at once and I had to have a good 15 minute cry. It came out of nowhere. This is all so much. This is hard. Like so many of you, this has made me lose so much sleep and I now basically have two stages of appetite where either can’t stop eating or I feel sick to my stomach. But, and I am not a religious person, I do have faith that we are all going to get through this and I ask that you hear me out.

Everyday right now feels like 20. The news is overwhelming. For me, I chose to start a business and buy a house in the last year and, while I worried about a lot of bad things happening, the thought of a global pandemic where the Governor asks that I stay at home for who knows how long so that I don’t carry a virus that could end up killing a lot of people wasn’t one of them.

Now, I am all about saving lives, but, now all of us how to try and to figure out how in the hell we are going to pay our rent, feed our families, and just get through this.  We deserve more answers from our leaders, but that hasn’t been there.  And that has been so goddamn frustrating.

Those are just some of my problems. I know you have yours too. We all do. And right now, above all else, we need to be there for each other. I know the temptation is going to be to slide onto the couch and be angry, sad, and depressed, but fight it. You have to. We all have to.

Please, try to find ways to help others however you can. Also, you might be stuck at home, but technology will allow you to stay connected. Do that with your loved ones as much as possible and remind them that you are here for them and that you love them.  They need that right now.

None of us asked for this, but here we are.  I don’t have any answers for you right now, but I am blogging to let you know that I, like so many of you, are equal parts scared, depressed, angry, sad, and worried.  But, I also believe that, the worst of times brings out the best in people, and, right now, that’s exactly what we need.