i had to quarantine…

Hello! I really never thought I would have to write this post but here it is. And I debated on if I should even do it but I figured this is the reality we are living in. And why not document it as a way to look back at it in the future when hopefully things become normal? Or at least the new normal.

I want to be very clear right from the get-go that I did everything right. I didn’t go out if I didn’t absolutely have to. I didn’t go out and party and expose myself or others like a lot of people did when restrictions lifted. I wore my mask all the time. I stayed 6ft away. I washed my hands and used hand sanitizer when I couldn’t wash them right away. And that still didn’t matter.

I was still exposed. I got tested and thankfully it came back negative but it was still one of the most stressful moments of my life.

I am really sorry that I have been so absent from my posting. A lot happened all at once and I was really struggling to try to deal with it all. Because right before I had to quarantine I lost a great job opportunity because of someone else’s screw up and it was one of the most disappointing and disheartening moments in my life. So, it’s been a rough few weeks for me.

I wanted to think of the time off I was forced into as a perfect time to (safely) do some things I had been putting off but instead, I started to spiral very badly about how everything was constantly going wrong in my life and that I would never get a job in my field and that I would get stuck working a dead-end retail job again. I was not in a good state of mind. Thankfully I had my best friend with me and who was able to talk me off the metaphorical cliff and was there for me. Unconditionally.

I wanted to think of the time off I was forced into as a perfect time to (safely) do some things I had been putting off but instead, I started to spiral very badly about how everything was constantly going wrong in my life and that I would never get a job in my field and that I would get stuck working a dead-end retail job again. I was not in a good state of mind. Thankfully I had my best friend with me and who was able to talk me off the metaphorical cliff and was there for me. Unconditionally.

Stay safe and be well!

~Chelsea

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