You have stolen people's lives, their jobs and their sense of security. You've stolen graduate student trips, incomplete semesters at foreign universities, the Olympics, proms, paychecks, and groceries everywhere.
The hidden reality of violence facing many individuals could be devastating as we face lockdown, isolation and being cut off from the outside world.
These past two years... I mean weeks, has been an interesting for many of us. I'm sure if you're not apart of the lucky bunch who still has their jobs and some sort of security, you've probably started to lose your mind like I have. Being locked away under quarantine to protect my life and the life of those closest and most vulnerable to me has been both challenging and exhausting. There's only so much Netflix and YouTube a girl can watch before she loses her sight because of the blue light emitting from her laptop.
Whereas Italy has gained much coverage due to the extent of the country's coronavirus epidemic, there is another European nation deserving a closer look: Germany.
There is a concept on the YouTube done twice a year known as VEDA. This acronym stands for VLOG, EVERYDAY IN APRIL/AUGUST. It is accompanied by its holiday version also known as VLOGMAS, which this acronym stands for VLOG EVERYDAY UNTIL CHRISTMAS.
At a time when most of us feel we are standing on the edge of a cliff, a precipice unto the unknown, the universe is ushering in a new Earth.
Being quarantined has it perks. Well for me it does. You see, I am what they call an ambivert. That means I fall in the middle of extrovert and introvert. I pull energy from both personality types. For example, I really enjoy working with people (Associate Teacher here) and being around people; like my students, friends, and best of all, my family. However, dealing with people can be mentally, and sometimes physically draining, depending on the kind of work you do. As people, we need and require so much, and working Monday through Friday, for seven to eight hours per day; with people is more than enough time to learn and determine that dealing people is exhausting.
According to the CDC we are no longer contagious and now have immunity against COVID-19. This being said, if anyone in the San Diego area needs a volunteer with immunity against the virus, I am happy to assist.
Being a parent with Bipolar Disorder isn't easy under the best of circumstances; between your own emotional swings and various triggers, and your child/children's desire to just be kids, not understanding what their parent is dealing with, it can be enough to make you go hide in the closet and cry from frustration. You love your children with every fiber of your being, but some days you'd give your left lung for them to be able to understand why you just need a few hours of peace and quiet and following the rules.