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Nickel

How has this affected your daily life? My job training is on pause, which means I'll start officially working weeks or maybe even months later than expected. I also cancelled a cross-country trip to visit family. Please be careful and patient, everyone.

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SableC.

I'm sorry to hear that, Nickel!  I know you were excited about your new job. 

Work is still going about the same for me, but we aren't brainstorming together or going out after work like we did before.  That's the toughest part for me  - all the social distancing.   It's not as appealing to hit the treadmill as it is to run with a group outside.  Work is tougher without someone to bounce ideas off of.  Volunteering online doesn't seem as productive as volunteering in person.   And it doesn't feel like Lent without coming together for the community fish fry on Fridays.  Basically, I miss my friends, I miss church, I miss competing with co-workers, I miss going out, I miss being part of a group, I even miss the polite chatter that two strangers often make in the grocery store checkout line that's backed up a mile long.  It's just a lonely time to be an extrovert! 

Thank goodness for gardening!  It helps relieve stress - even if I do catch myself chatting to the plants. 

 

 

 

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JewelsCat22

It's hard to be an introvert right now, too. I'm introverted, but as a human, I need connection with others. It's one thing to choose not to go out. It's quite another to be forced to stay in. I have hardly had any human contact in a month, and it really affects me. 

The most human contact I get is when I go pick up prescriptions once a week and when we go to the vet once a month. It is definitely a lonely time. 

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knchatty

All I can say is that I hope that things get back to normal soon. I do think it will be a "new normal" though.

Things for me are different but the same. I'm "essential" so I'm still going to work daily. I'm thankful that I still have a job and paycheck but at the same time, scared to go out in public.

I'm ready to go to a beach! I've got quite a few plans (tickets already purchased) for events in June and August. I'm patiently waiting to hear more about these events. 

I'm from New York, the hardest hit state!

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JewelsCat22

@knchatty, I can't imagine how you must feel. I get panicked just going to the store these days, and I only do that once a week! I can't imagine having to go out in public to a job daily. Please be careful and take good care of yourself. 

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IrisFlower

I imagine it must be very challenging being an extrovert right now. As an introvert, I'm a champion at social distancing. My normal lifestyle is very similar to quarantine 😄. The biggest change is ordering groceries ahead of time and trying to explain to my kids every day why they can't go to the playground yet.  I also need to do a driving test, so I hope everything gets back to normal soon!

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