Next Steps: Free to Make Our Own Choice

Talk of the world opening back up is all around us. People want to get back to work, need to pay bills, want a haircut, don’t believe we should be shut down in the first place... this list goes on and on.

While I agree we can’t live like this forever, I am also insanely nervous about what that means. It’s not like this virus is just going to go away. We don’t have a vaccine, we don’t know how it will effect us if gotten, we don’t know anything!

In a few days our state is opening and I don’t know about you, but I am terrified. I don’t want to see people I love getting sick and people I don’t even know being a number on the never ending case count. I don’t want my children to end up in the hospital or possibly losing their parents to this terrible virus.

How can we resume life and stay safe? Is it even possible? A common cold is caught every year and we do our best to stay healthy, stay away from people that are ill, stay clean but still we always catch that cold! How is this any different?

I am not living my life in fear by any means and I am not trying to fear monger anyone... but the truth of the matter is we don’t know how this will all play out.

So in the meantime, while the world around us tries to get back to normal, I think I’ll stay home and watch. I hope that my watching makes me look like I was too cautious because everything was fine. I hope that we can get back to normal and learn to live with this virus. I hope that everyone reading this stays safe and healthy no matter their choice moving forward. Because shouldn’t we all be free to make our own choice?

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