Will life ever be the same again after COVID-19?

Euri Giles | Clareifi

Anxiety is at an all-time high. Without speaking a word through your medical mask, I can tell that I’m getting too close to you in the grocery store aisle. I can see the concern in your eyes

This is too much!

Will life ever be the same again?

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An Introvert by nature, you would think that I welcome social distancing and opportunities to work from home but not at this cost.

Anxiety is at an all-time high. Without speaking a word through your medical mask, I can tell that I’m getting too close to you in the grocery store aisle. I can see the concern in your eyes…

It’s a reflection of my own.

I come home with what I was able to find… The kids are happy that we’re having hot dogs with Brussel sprouts, corn chips and beans for dinner. They hear and see everything. They’re all that keeps our spirits high right now.

What do you tell your kids about COVID-19?

I tell my kids that no matter what happens we’ll all be OK, and we’ll stay together as a family…

The anxiety that has massed in my gut jumps up to my chest as I think about what I’ve just said. I pray that I’m not made into a liar. How much will we be tested?

My wife closes the door to our bedroom…

We dissect the media before us…

Looking for loopholes.

What do I tell my parents about COVID-19?

I take groceries to my 74-year-old parents.

My dad has no clue whats going on, his Alzheimer’s shields him in his own hell of uncertainty. All he knows is that he’s not going to let any “sumbitch” try and make him take a shower today… “Absolutely not!”

My mom won’t stop cleaning. I used to feel dejected when I would come to the front door and she would walk away talking instead of hugging me…

Now she embraces me tightly and I can’t help but think…

I’m making her sick.

It hasn’t peaked yet.

This is all too much! It came to fast!

Are the curves they're showing us true?

People are revealing personal medical information left and right…

I had asthma as a kid. My son has it too. One had open-heart surgery for a congenital heart defect. My mother and mother in law both have diabetes.

It hasn’t peaked yet?

Lessons learned about preparedness.

Lessons learned about empathy, compassion, greed.

This is too much!

I believe that life will be the same again… Eventually.

The anxiety that has massed in my gut jumps up to my chest as I think about what I’ve just said.

I pray that I’m not made into a liar.

How much will we be tested?

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Euri Giles covers lifestyle content and news ranging from parenting to food, caregiving, and advocacy to politics, and living a better life. Find him @clareifi on all social media channels including — YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Clubhouse, & Discord. He lives and works in El Paso, TX as a Digital Content Creator — Writer | Creative | Web Design | e-commerce | Social Media l Landing Pages | Technology Solutions | The Clareifi Podcast #ENDALZ — I write what I live. Being a Dad | Writing | Business | Life | Learning how to do it all better — Please Allow Me To Clareifi.

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