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  • This topic has 3 replies, 3 voices, and was last updated 1 month ago by Alyssa Silva.

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      • #22045
        Alyssa Silva

        I know this topic is heavily discussed across these forums, but I wanted to share my latest column with you in case you missed it.

        Titled Please Stop Glorifying Being Homebound, I write about how I often receive comments from people who think hibernating in the winter months is “glamorous.” Cozy blankets, Netflix for days, staying in your pajamas all day— yeah, I can see how people might assume that.

        But, in reality, being homebound can feel isolating and depressing. And I discuss all of that in my latest column.

        Can you relate?

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        Halsey Blocher

        I can’t remember I time at the moment where someone glorified it, but it definitely not glorious. It’s nice for a day or two, but much longer and I started to feel starved for the outside world.

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        DeAnn R

        I can totally relate. Every year I go a little stir crazy around this time. Even if I do get out I’m paranoid about all the germs. People do tend to have that ‘must be nice” mentality. When people find out I work from home I really get that reaction. Yes, I am fortunate I can work from home, but it presents its own challenges. This year I’m really trying to be happy with where I’m at, and not letting peoples opinions bother me.

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        Alyssa Silva

        Halsey, “starved”  is the perfect word to describe how I feel right now! And DeAnn, I sometimes get those same reactions regarding working from home, so I feel ya. Definitely something I need to work on as well.

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