With a little more time being spent at home practicing social distancing, I thought it time to look to expand my technological skills and add a blog to our website. After a few minutes of thinking about this, I realised that it would actually be necessary to get someone with skills to create the actual blog page, which clearly has happened! Now I get to create the first blog post! Exciting times for me.
With COVID-19 being pretty much the first thing on so many peoples mind, and, of course, so prominent on websites, google searches, Facebook and other forms of media, I figure it apt that it be the subject of my first post. I wanted to share some of my experience, to show that I’m human too and anxiety is real.
I’ve never been a big fan of grocery shopping, but right now, it’s a task that I simply can’t seem to be able to handle well! I am overwhelmed by the lack of items on the shelves. If I arrive early at the supermarket and I see lines of people waiting for the doors to open, especially lines of our older population, I’m overcome by sadness. If I even start to try and type all the thoughts I have in my head whilst out shopping, this post would go for pages and pages.
What I want to acknowledge is that emotions and feelings around this pandemic are real, and can manifest in all of us. I have a wonderful support network and I am able to process my supermarket anxieties and continue on my merry way.
There are supports available to us all. Even at this time when leaving your home is not recommended, you can reach out and you can still interact and you can find emotional support.