Pandemic Anxiety

We’re living through extremely insane times. Everything seems to come back around to COVID-19. News articles online. My Twitter feed. What my friends share on Facebook. Most conversations seem to come back around to the pandemic.

I’ve been feeling extremely anxious about everything. I wake up in the middle of the night, anxiety pooling in my stomach and I toss and turn for a few hours before finding sleep again. This morning around five am my cat woke me up from what I assume was her having a nightmare. One minute she was peacefully sleeping on my legs, the next she jumped up and growled at my empty doorway. It was disturbing and I couldn’t fall back asleep afterward, so I got up made some tea and began to scrub my kitchen. I feel like I have no control over any aspect of my reality, but at least I can have a clean kitchen at 6 am on a Saturday morning.

I know I’m not the only person struggling with this pandemic. It’s drastically changed society and nearly everyone’s day to day life. And I think the worst part is that we don’t know when all of this will die down, we don’t know when life will return to “normal” or even relatively normal.

Stay safe and healthy, friends.

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