All across the world, we are grappling with COVID-19 and the struggle to contain it. Schools have shut down, large gatherings are banned, churches are closing and even chilling at your local park is being patrolled by police. We are learning new terms like social distancing and flattening the curve. We are being urged to do our civic duty and help slow the spread of the virus by limiting our social interactions. This is the way we can help our health system respond to the virus and help stop the spread of the disease to the most vulnerable.
The following is a text message I sent to my boyfriend in that moment I found out I wasn’t pregnant:
I always dreamt of quitting my job to jet set around the world, move to another country or state, becoming a stay at home mum, or working for myself. Little did I know, I was going to do it to stand up for myself.