Anything to Get Out


As stay-at-home orders have been in place for multiple months now, most of us have likely not gone anywhere of significance. Consequently, quite a few of us have reached the point of needing to get out of the house, for anything at all -- a simple drive around the neighborhood or to pick up drive-through orders. Even grocery store trips seem like a treat these days.

During an interview with one of our clients - a father of two kids, ages 13 and 17 - we were told a story about our client's oldest child. He laughed as he talked about how his wife will simply start the sentence “I need…” before the 17-year-old has the car keys in hand and heads out to the grocery store. His daughter is so anxious for something to do or somewhere to go, that a trip to the grocery store sounds like fun.

As laughable as it may sound, many of us are struggling to find some form of normalcy during all the chaos, confusion, and uncertainty. We need to remind ourselves that we are not alone. We are all in this together and going through the same emotions.  It’s funny to think that the everyday, tedious errands are now something that we look forward to because it gets us out and about, breathing some much-needed fresh air. So, let’s get out there, help each other out, and get those chores done.

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