I am not an overly anxious person. I think I take things in stride. But in this day and age of constant news cycles and social media, all kinds of issues are being blown up and exaggerated. This 24/7 streaming about the Corona virus makes me nervous. I can’t put my finger on exactly what makes me nervous, but it is there. That pit in my stomach. I am not worried about my health or the health of my family. It’s all the uncertainty of not know what is going to happen. Will schools be closed? How long will they be closed? What does that mean for the end of the year?
What does it mean for April vacation? We made plans to travel to Florida and go to Disney. I am desperate for sun and warmth. Do we go? Do we stay home? What happens if we go? Will we be forced to self-quarantine?
I feel bad for all the kids who played winter sports. All the playoff games have been cancelled in our area. Our high school’s production of Cinderella have been cancelled. They are even suspending ticket sales for the Senior Prom in May.
Are these precautions too much? Are they not enough?
I just keep thinking that I can express my anxious feeling and my concerns. What about those littles we all teach? How are they feeling? It must be so overwhelming and scary to them. We must remember that right now.