After a tumultuous year in 2019, I looked forward to the possibilities of the year 2020. The beginning of a new decade was exciting to think about. Or so I thought.
The year started with my father-in-law being seriously injured in a car accident. A couple of weeks later, I received a speeding ticket for the first time in over twenty years. We witnessed the United States attack on Iran and we learned about the tragic death of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and others in a helicopter crash.
Then came the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. The virus that started in China, in mid-January, and quickly became a global plague by early-March. An unexpected turn of events, impacting our lives.
I’m not ready to accept this reality. I was laid off from work, effective March 18, 2020, due to the Coronavirus pandemic forcing businesses to shut down. I am not prepared, financially, for this crisis. The strangeness of this situation is that I am relatively calm. I realize there is nothing that I can do as I sit in isolation but enjoy the time I am able to spend with loved ones.
I hope that everyone is taking the necessary precautions to stay safe and healthy.