Blehhhhh everything pretty much sucks lmao. I'm mid-way through a move this month which is adding a bunch of extra stress on top of the pandemic- for example I got several of my friends to come help me move furniture this past Sunday out of necessity even though gathering several people, many of which work either public service jobs or at places that have had virus-positive cases already (I live in Washington lol) but whom don't have symptoms themselves yet... told one such guy to stay home though because he's like "I'm p much fine, though I do have a bit of a headache..." we're like "STAY HOME, we're good here~ ^^;; "
Further, given that I work at a small business (5 employees total) we were a little slow on the uptake for distancing and work from home protocol- it wasn't until a lot of our subconsultants started announcing that they would be working from home toward the end of last week that my boss was like "oh, maybe we should look into that too". Not to mention that they were taking it pretty nonchalant at the beginning lmao. My boss is 60 and one of my coworkers is 70, the 70 year old went to the last soccer match the weekend before the rest of the season was post-poned, but after our area had already started having tons of virus cases, and my boss's wife decided to keep her plans to fly across the country to visit some family with a newborn baby this last week despite, again, being from Seattle now of all times LOL She's returning this upcoming week... And then today one of my coworkers showed up for 2 hours before deciding to leave early citing a fever. I'm hoping that we have our work from home protocol set up by the end of the week tbh, even with so few people it's sketch there
Further I'm pretty bummed out about all of the events and stuff being cancelled. Trust me, I 100% get it and agree with all of the decisions being made regarding large gatherings... but it doesn't take away the sting of my whole social calendar getting nuked for the foreseeable future lol. I'm a big fan of live music, but no concerts for a long time. Had a friend's wedding planned for this weekend that obviously got cancelled until further notice, was just starting to get into the local tournament scene for Pokemon VGC, all of those tournaments are cancelled world-wide until at least May, No more restaurants or bars being open to hang out at, was looking forward to potentially start tabling at cons later 2020/early 2021 but who knows how that will shake out at this point, etc. Sucks for everyone, and it's depressing to think about how long this will realistically go on.
But on the other hand it's not all bad... I'm definitely and extroverted introvert, and so spending a lot of time at home is actually kind of comfy for me. It helps still being able to communicate with my friends through messaging, and with gaming being a big hobby of mine (since I'm on a drawing break for now... haven't had a work station set up at home at all during the last several weeks while I've been packing) I've been enjoying being able to just kind of sit back and veg a little guilt-free. My motivation to play Pokemon VGC has kind of waned, but I've dove back into the life-sink that is Final Fantast 14 again, started Fire Emblem 3 Houses recently, picked Slay the Spire back up, and am super looking forward to Animal Crossing on Friday!
On the moving front, I'm very fortunate to be moving from my parent's place in this case, where there's no pressure to get out ASAP or anything and they're very well stocked up on food and supplies LOL It's made trying to get all my shit together and set up at the new place way easier in these troubling times.
I'm just hoping that everything for at least myself kinda settles and normalizes soon. I think I'll feel a lot better (or at least as good as I can all things considered LOL) once I finish getting all of my stuff set up at the new place and get my work from home going and etc. It's hard enough to deal with just a spontaneous pandemic or a transitional period on their own, but both at the same time sucks x__x