Got up at: 7:15am
Got dressed: Yes!
Started to work: 7:50am
Cups of coffee: stopped counting
"Either you deal with what is the reality, or you can be sure that the reality is going to deal with you."
– Alex Haley
The past 24 hours have been emotional and kinda strange. A lot happened work-wise. Decisions were made by the government, and had to be executed. And that's when uneasiness took over. While I still have projects to work on for the next couple of weeks, some of my coworkers in another agency had to adapt to new circumstances. I'm hoping and praying for "normality" to return to our lives. I want security for everyone. And I just hope as a team we can pull this off.
This Facebook post I found might be a little harsh and slightly over the top but there is a lot of truth in it, too:
Chicken was gone, so was ground meat. The deli meat was 90% gone. I did get sliced cheese. The isle that's usually used for toilet paper and kitchen towels is used for storage boxes now. Isn't this a farce? Now Walmart is supplying the people that went bonkers buying everything in bulk with ways to store it...
I ended all my shopping when I saw a Walmart worker pulling in a cart with flour and sugar, and witnessed folks going nuts and ripping through the foil to get something before the worker even had the time to put it on the shelves. I had to leave... I got anxious, emotional, and stressed.
Remember yesterday when I said I'm trying to focus on the positive (mental health issues right here) - I did see one Walmart employee guiding and guarding an elderly woman on a scooter through the craziness and helping her find what she needed. Superhero!