Everything feels like a dream

Everything feels new, overwhelming, and unbelievable. It feels like we walked into a recurring nightmare. The kind of stuff you only see in movies, or watch on Netflix, but yet here we are facing the reality of it all. It’s like we fell asleep in one world and woke up in another universe.

What is going on-

These are some scary times, I honestly did not think it was going to be like this, and for so long. Where it would jeopardize so many people. Thousands of people have been affected by the COVID-19. People have lost their jobs not to mention some have lost their loved one’s due to this virus. This has not only affected some people but it has affected the whole entire world. I am still going to work every day, I am considered an essential worker although my hours have been cut I am still working 6 hours a day. I work with the elderly

Flash back-

lets cast our minds back to a few weeks ago and just imagine someone telling you that within a month, schools will be closed, Millions of people will be out of a job, social gatherings will be canceled, parks, will be closed all sports will be put on hold until further notice. Would you believe it? Everything was normal a month ago, people were living there normal lives, kids were in school, people were outside hanging out. We wouldn’t have imagined or even believed that this was going to happen and hit us this hard and so suddenly. In certain places landlords are working with there tenants and not collecting rent, some banks not collecting mortgage payments. The homeless are given shelter and free of charge hotel rooms to stay safe and protected. The Government is putting together the largest economic stimulus package to help every one out on financial hardship. Every day brings news of development. It comes so quick sometimes by the hour, that sometimes its hard to keep up with and understand. Everything is happening so fast and the size is getting bigger by the day which is dizzying.

They don’t understand-

The kids don’t totally get what is going on. Honestly, I don’t fully understand what’s going on to say the least. I mean they know that there is a virus out but they don’t fully understand what’s going on, only to an extent. They have been out of school since the beginning of March. March 13th, to be exact. They have been in the house ever since that they don’t even know what day it is anymore. I do keep them on a schedule as if they were going to school. They go to bed at there normal bed time and get up at 8 a.m. They do there online schooling and finish at 3 p.m. And if weather permits we will go outside in our back yard for a while to play, or go for walks, scavenger hunts, etc. I try my best to keep them going. So they won’t lose there minds like I am trying not to do.

The Reality-

I hardly go out, only if necessary like to the grocery store for food, and it has gotten to the point where we have to stand in line to get into the store 6 feet apart from one another. There are only 5-10 people allowed in a store at a time. upon entering the store there is tape in every aisles telling you which direction to go and X’s showing you how far apart you need to stand from one another. Most stores close at 8 p.m. if they are open for business at all. Everyone is wearing mask and gloves and you cannot see anyone’s face. We are all living in fear and this is the reality. After all this is done and over with, it will still affect a lot of people. And my heart really goes out to them.

I appreciate-

I really top my hat off to all the doctors, nurses, CNA’s, grocery store employees, fast food employees everyone who is holding it down for us to live. They are taking a chance every single day to help and serve us. And they deserve all the respect. These are our super heroes. I give my condolences for everyone that lost someone and was unable to provide love or comfort during their last moments. Praying for people who have lost their jobs and unemployment is not enough income to cover their bills. I’m praying for everyone that is working from home and also homeschooling their children ( I do appreciate the teachers even more). I’m Praying for everyone on the front lines in healthcare or anyone that is working and still dealing with public during this pandemic. We are all going through this mentally and physically and just know you are not alone we will all get through this together.

Stay safe and protected.

-Kristina

2 Comments to “Everything feels like a dream”

  1. Mick says:

    Hey Kristina, I see your frustration and just when this will end is anybody’s guess.

    We have never seen anything like this in the history of our planet and have to ask the question, is the way with lockdowns the right way?

    I see Sweden has adopted a different approach and kept shops, cafes, restaurants open, but they have always been a nation that practices social distancing. They tell us that governments have got it wrong! Maybe they have!

    A complete and utter economical disaster that is going to take a lot of time to recover.

    Now they have tested the so-called “Lockdown” I’m sure these will be a thing of the future.

    Thanks for sharing and stay safe

    Mick

  2. Kristina I think you are echoing the thoughts and feelings that we are all having… Year from now you will look back at 2020 as a turning point, like JFK assassination or 9/11… a turning point from which the world was never the same

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