ISOLATION SUCKS!

ISOLATION SUCKS!

Raise your hand if you’re in agreement.

Think about it. As social animals, we seek out each other. That interaction helps us maintain our well being. When isolated, we find it challenging to deal with stressful situations; we become depressed, anxiety rises, and making simple decisions can appear impossible.

So, here I sit isolated amid a rising pandemic, during a critical election year. The news of increasing Covid cases, and OMG, hearing those omnipresent duplicitous political ads. Pandemic fatigue is settling in.

A week ago, a friend called and suggested that another girl pal and I come to her house (both of them had been out of Miami since March). We could wear our masks, socially distance, and sit out on her patio. A small gathering, but it felt as if I was being invited to a major event. I was absolutely giddy about the idea. I could see my friends — ACTUALLY, not virtually. It was Friday, and we set the meeting for Sunday.

Also, on Friday, Tara, her husband, and I all got our annual flu shots. Tara’s husband had no reaction, Tara had a sore arm, and I felt great — that is until Saturday morning. I awoke with a 100+ fever, every muscle and joint in my body ached, and someone disconnected my energy plug from the wall outlet. Walking from the bedroom to the bathroom left me feeling as if I’d run a marathon. Our small gala was canceled.

I’m happy to say my reaction lasted for only one day. If a dead virus could cause such results, I can only imagine how I would have reacted to getting this particular strain of the flu. In retrospect, I’m glad I got the shot.

We’ve rescheduled for Sunday (only a few days to go). Now, if our tropical “dry-season” finally kicks in, we can gather on Tara’s patio. Wish us luck!

8 thoughts on “ISOLATION SUCKS!

  1. What fun to be a star in your blog post! See you Sunday…

    On Wed, Oct 28, 2020, 5:16 PM Sharondipitous Moments wrote:

    > sharwrite posted: ” Raise your hand if you’re in agreement. Think about > it. As social animals, we seek out each other. That interaction helps us > maintain our well being. When isolated, we find it challenging to deal with > stressful situations; we become depressed, anxi” >

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  2. I agree 100%! I certainly DO wish you (and all of us) luck as we navigate what remains of this crazy 2020 and whatever is ahead in 2021. Thank you for sharing this encouraging post!

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    1. Thanks, Debbie: I’m amazed at your blog all these months. This has been, to say the least, a disheartening year. I’ve never seen anything quite like it in my lifetime. Life does go on, and there is a future. Faith in something better is in front of us.

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  3. Hope you have a good visit Sunday, Sharon. That’s about as far as I’ve gone in social interaction in person myself—a visit with two friends, at an apartment downtown in San Diego that one of them had just bought. I agree, isolation sucks!

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  4. Hi aunt Sharon! So fun to stumble upon your blog. I hope all the stars align and you can see your friends Sunday. Our social connections are balm for the soul.
    Stay well in Florida.
    Xoxo your San Diego great niece Melissa

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