I can’t believe that my first blog post on my new website is about coronavirus? Covid? Covid-19?
Writing about a virus is not how I planned on launching my new practice and office.
I should be sitting in my beautiful new office space in town. I want to water my plants and sit in the natural light and plan how I can actively help as many people as possible thrive again using holistic nutrition. It sounded so magical 2 weeks ago.
And yet today I begin another 14-day strict quarantine (more on that later).
But I imagine this isn’t how YOU planned to spend your time, reading a new blog about a virus. And you would love to be at opening day of baseball or counting down the days until spring break.
I’m also likely taking away from your time in finishing up Tiger King. So I’ll be brief to start.
I am sharing with you my personal experience with this “pandemic.”
Because it got personal. Really personal.
Unfortunately, the only place I could easily do that was on this half-built, half-assed website that I’m trying to get finished. The blog function works! Just don’t sign up for a newsletter, because that’s definitely not working 🙂
So here I am. And this isn’t my new office launch.
For the next week or two, I will be sharing our family’s first-hand experience with COVID-19.
Hint: It includes clementines (because that’s all the patient could eat). And newfound anxiety surrounding thermometers. A small town that I equally owe nothing to, and everything. A forward-thinking doctor. Friendships that have allowed me to cry and forced me to cry laughing. Details I’ve gleened on what to do and what NOT to do in holistic nutrition while facing COVID-19.
Our story also includes a reality check: that we are not invincible. But we are strong.
Disclaimer: We are on the other side of the physical effects of COVID-19. Sharing my story is my way of giving back, easing the fears of others based on those we had as a family, and hopefully supporting someone with COVID-19 or their caretaker. I do not advise anyone on COVID-19, or how to treat or cure it.
The truth is: you may get it. And you can wash your hands, skip the cookie and eat 100% clean, and take a million supplements (I recommend NONE of those things, except for washing your hands).
But you might still get it.
So how can we be real and realistic?