It’s Okay to Not be Okay

Let’s all take a second to spiral for a few minutes. Scream into a pillow, flip off that co-worker that keeps asking questions on the never-ending Zoom call that could have been a goddamn email. Throw an egg at your neighbor’s car. Do SOMETHING. Seriously, let it out.

I know that no one, literally NO ONE, would think that our lives would look like this in 2020. I don’t know about you, but I didn’t really believe that Coronavirus was going to be a big deal. We always see these viruses hit, and then they pass, and it’s all fine. But this, this has hit a whole new level of WHAT THE F*CK IS GOING ON HERE.

Some of us are confined to our houses, working from home, isolated from loved ones, unemployed, or furloughed. It’s been a terrifying and bizarre last few weeks, and what’s crazier is the fact that we really don’t know what’s coming next.

Deep breath.

Let’s take a second to look at how these large businesses have gotten EXPOSED. Multi-million dollar companies are going belly up, laying off employees, the economy is a mess, and to “help,” we’re getting a consolation prize of $1200! Meanwhile, businesses get a billion-dollar bailout (as usual), and the paycheck to paycheck cycle for Americans will continue.

ROLLS EYES

I didn’t pop in just to fuss about our divided health system, useless government officials, or the exhausting Hoteps and conspiracy theorists. They’ve been tiring enough.

I wanted to tell you that it’s okay to not feel okay right now. None of this is normal, we are here and unsure of what happens next. I would look at you sideways if you weren’t a little freaked out right now. I swear I never watched the news more since that guy got elected, but it’s essential to protect your mental health. It’s exhausting to see those numbers increased without an end in sight.

Find distractions to keep you grounded. I bought a Nintendo Switch, and it was the best thing I could have done for myself. Taking a break from reality is IMPERATIVE. So if video games aren’t your thing, find it in music, art, movies, something, anything to keep your mind off the madness.

Check on your friends, family, and co-workers. If you work from home, keeps a routine to keep that sense of normalcy, and don’t be afraid to take PTO, it’s your time off, USE IT and give yourself a break. If you are essential and you HAVE to out…know that we appreciate you! Thank you for all you do and know that you have our love and support.

Be Safe and take care of yourself.

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