It is May already? I felt April was the longest month of the year. I feel I finished April with my brain feeling fried with back-to-back-to-back community donations at the hospital. At the end of April we went from having one floor taking care of COVID patients to having two floors. Please people, stay the eff home. Don’t go to the beach, don’t go and protest. We do not want to exhaust all our ICU areas.
If you really want to go outside, maybe take a job as an essential worker. At my hospital, we are hiring only custodians and food service workers because a lot of them quit. If neither of those jobs sound glamorous to you, we are also hiring nursing and medical staff for the COVID floors. You’ll have the option to not go home and see your loved ones for a while.
Anyways here are some things that have made my week.
1. Weather. The weather is great and I understand it is tempting to go to the beach. Good weather is SoCal’s real test for the stay at home order. I could see that people were getting antsy on social media. For me, I just enjoyed an iced latte.
2. DIY projects – We are keeping ourselves occupied with small DIY house projects like placing film on the windows and gardening. We are grateful for our handy friend for offering to build our side gate.
3. Supporting small businesses. I’ve been buying more candles and reed diffusers since I am home more.
4. “Asian Enough” podcast. I found this podcast incredibly refreshing and relatable. Growing up, I always felt I was not Asian enough. I fully owned this fact from childhood into adulthood. There were times I joke about it, and there were many times I steered far away from Asian cliques. My immigration story is different from most Asian-Americans; my family did not flee from poverty, war, nor a revolution to come to the U.S. Because of that I know I am incredibly fortunate, however many of my peers have “othered” me or called me “out of touch.”
5. 52 Places, virtually. Armchair travel all day for now. That is how I spend my weekends.