The Next Phase of COVID Living
In one way or another COVID-19 impacts your life. For some more than others. Besides extending my hibernation mode fortunately the impact for me is minimal thus far. In some ways I feel SMA has given me a leg up in dealing with this situation. Now that the economy is slowly resuming operation the next phase poses new challenges and concerns.
Not only do I work from home, I utilize online resources. It’s nothing new to me. However I see others struggling with the current limitations. I get it, I really do, but I’ve lived with limitations my entire life. It’s time to get creative. Is it always easy? No. But if you focus on what you can do not what you can’t it can open up a whole new world.
My biggest risk from the virus comes from having outside caregivers. With everything shut down their exposure is limited. Therefore I’m not too concerned. I understand the need for the economy to get rolling again. It irritates me though that the proposed solution is to open everything up and let the high risk individuals stay home. It’s not that simple. Although I can stay home, my caregivers exposure will inevitably go up increasing my risk. But I guess it’s a risk I have to take.
Another concerning issue to me is disability representation. Before all this I feel we were really gaining ground on that front. I don’t want to lose momentum. How can we do that while in isolation? I don’t want our voices to fall silent. I’m confident we’ll prevail as long as we are creative. What are your thoughts?