With the uncertainty of covid-19 and its economic and social fallout, I’m often feeling anxious and stressed. Sometimes, I don’t even know how I’m supposed to feel.
Mostly, the best ways to describe how I feel are… weird and uncomfortable.
COVID-19 AND ADJUSTING TO A NEW REALITY
Going out in public is strange. It’s empty streets and people awkwardly trying to adhere to the six feet apart rule.
I feel a sense of shame when I’m too close to others, whether it’s in line at the store, or walking on a sidewalk that clearly isn’t wide enough to stay 6 feet apart.
Maybe because it’s not a great time to be Asian right now. I sense people’s suspicions and paranoia. After all, we’re all trying to dodge an invisible bad guy.
But I’m trying to stay optimistic. I hear China and Korea are doing better, so, we should be okay too? The stimulus package may help fix the economy, right? (Insert the “I don’t know” emoji.)
I’m overwhelmed. So, I sometimes have to mentally go to my happy place. This would be one of them.
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