I’ve made the decision to isolate myself.
I won’t be leaving my home (except to walk my dog).
I’m not sick. I’m not panicking. I’m trying to be a responsible citizen.
I’ve been wrestling with this decision for a few days now. If I’m honest, I don’t really want to do it.
I can, because I work from home, but does anyone really want to give up their normal activities? I certainly don’t.
Also, since I live alone, I’m finding the idea of going without human interaction for an extended period to be a bit daunting.
But the more I read about how the efforts to #flattenthecurve can mitigate the spread and effects of COVID-19, the more I feel I have an obligation to do my part.
This isn’t just about the coronavirus, it’s about a healthcare system that has finite resources in terms of workers, space, and supplies. I cannot, in good conscience, inadvertently contribute to the stress on the system and endanger those in my community, just because it’s inconvenient and uncomfortable for me as an individual.
Wish me luck! (And congratulate my mutt who’s suddenly going to have A LOT more company than she’s accustomed to.)