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New Normal

March 7, 2020

Hello Friends! It has been months since my last post. I started working part time and life just became challenging. I thought about getting back to posting about all that happens in the world around us…. but something was holding me back. So here I am sharing my thoughts with the world.

On March 7, 2020, my husband and I celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary. We went back the chapel at Chestnut Square and had my daughter take a picture of us on the front entry way of the chapel. We’ve done that every year.

We started to hear about Covid-19 on the news report. I really didn’t think it would affect us and our lives. Boy… was I so wrong. As the months went on, things rapidly began to change. There was fear and panic all across the world. People were rushing to the grocery stores stocking up on toilet paper, paper towels, Clorox wipes, antibacterial gel, face masks and food. It was CRAZY. I saw people rushing to stock up on all these supplies. The shelves became bare.

At the beginning of this pandemic the CDC said face masks were’t necessary. Then they changed their recommendations on face masks. Everyone was expected to wear masks. Some people wore masks while others didn’t. As the days passed, the number of people in the United States who contracted Covid-19 and died was posted daily in the news. I remember seeing the number of deaths at 100, the 300, and 400. I was beginning to realize Covid-19 could impact our family. Both of my parents are in their late 70’s and have underlying health issues.

The Governor of Texas issued a mandatory Lock Down. The order stated that “people shall avoid eating or drinking at bars, restaurants and food courts, or visiting gyms, massage establishments, tattoo studios, piercing studios or cosmetology salons, provided, however, that the use of drive-thru, pick-up or delivery options for food and drink is allowed and encouraged throughout the limited duration of this executive order.” Many students were on Spring Break during this time….only to learn that they would be staying at home for months. Schools began to organize online learning platforms for students. Life was indeed changing.

My husband began working at home. He’s been home since March. I’ve enjoyed being with him. Having three fur babies are a challenge when he’s on conference calls…..we’ve adjusted.

I was realizing that our lives would never be normal and the way we lived would be forever impacted. I say forever but I really don’t know… no one does. People were dying and scared that they would contract the virus. It was all so sad. I can remember sitting outside on the patio and thinking to myself life is so sad. I suffer through depression at times ….now depressions was all around me. My husband gave me strength to believe that we would all move through this together.

So we are ALL experiencing this “New Normal”! I truly believe that we will get through this together.

I’d love to hear from you and share your thoughts about this “New Normal”. Sending blessings your way…

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