I don’t know about you girls but today definitely felt like a #LetsTalk kind of day. It didn’t feel right continuing on with normal posting without chatting about the most important topic in the world (COVID19) first. I’m sure a lot of you are feeling the stress and uncertainty like us right now too, so let’s talk!
First l have to say that it’s difficult as a person with a platform to know exactly what kind of posts to do in such a time like this. I LOVE creating light hearted and inspiring posts here daily but when stuff like this happens, all you really want to do is curl up on the couch and chill with your loved ones. Non of us have experienced anything like this in our lifetime and I think it’s safe to say the shock of all the info regarding COVID19 is still setting in for most of us. All of our daily lives are shifting so this will be an adjustment period for all of us for sure. I’ve spent the past two days indoors, glued to the news and trying to explain to my little ones the severity of the situation (without totally freaking them out). That being said, it’s here and all we can really do is be positive and proactive right?
It was heartbreaking to hear some of the scenarios from many of you who shared on my instagram post yesterday about your vacations and travel plans that have been canceled. From bachelorettes and weddings to year long planned trips to Europe that are now canceled, i’m know the disappointments and frustrations run high. My mom and best friend were also scheduled to fly in this weekend so we could spend next week wine tasting in Santa Barbara (which sounds even more amazing right about now 😉 but decided it was best to reschedule too until things get better.
We also received notice today that our schools were temporarily suspended, as i’m sure several of yours are as well. I definitely think it’s for the best but I’m sure i’m not alone in trying to figure out WTH we’re going to do with these kiddos out of school for a month?! (People are out there stocking up on toilet paper but really I think I need to stock up on wine 😉 Kidding but kind of not lol). But all of this obviously goes without saying that it’s truly is nothing compared to the heartbreak we saw in China and Italy. Our prayers are with all of them and everyone with loved ones going through this right now. Things feel pretty heavy and uncertain but hopefully with us all taking the preventative measures they’re telling us to do, things will shift back sooner rather that later.
It’s easy to get consumed with the news and i’m trying not to let it drain me completely. My question for you is… how are you girls doing? What are you most stressed about and what can I share and do here to help be a welcoming, supportive place to go during this crazy time? Do you want to see posts continuing as normal or would you like to see more on how we’re staying sane during this time?
I don’t know bout you girls but in all honesty, I could use the distractions. I personally am appreciating all the regular normal posting people are doing because for me, I feel like it gives me a quick escape from everything that’s going on. It’s a nice distraction and also and even though it’s not a laughing matter, i’m even appreciating some of the memes out there that are bringing a much needed chuckle to the heaviness that these last few weeks has brought.
Just some thoughts on my mind lately but please know we’re all in this together! Stay positive, be proactive and stay safe loves!