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Amberley Romo

What Can I Do During COVID-19

In the last week, like everyone else dealing with this situation, I’ve swung between so many different emotions. Not only is this a weird time, but there’s no playbook for the weird time. I’m finding it harder to sleep and harder to focus, with my mind going down a million pathways. On the one hand it’s a normal Saturday morning — I’m here in my house, with my puppies at my feet, and my partner playing Animal Crossing (why is everyone obsessed with this game right now?) There’s a combination of the tedium of normal-ish albeit socially distant home life, but there’s also the overwhelming weight of everything out there. How do I relate to out there right now? How do I engage with it? What’s my responsibility to engage or not engage, and in what ways? See: Plague Dread.

This is just going to be a list of the things:

  1. I’ve been trying to do personally to help others and cope personally,
  2. I’ve heard from friends or via the internet that are ideas to help others and cope personally.

Maybe I’ll organize it at some point. Right now getting it out of my brain is an achievement.



Do you have more? Please tweet me at @amber1ey. I’m maintaining this for myself, if anyone else finds it useful, that makes me happy.