I have been looking out the window and wondering what life on the other side of that pane of glass will look like as governors announce their plans to lift COVID-19-induced shelter-in-place orders. I don’t know when it will really be safe to go outside again, or when life will start feeling closer to the way it was before we began social and physical distancing, but I’m planning my future life or, more accurately, I’m mentally sorting through what I need to add back to my life when I can live on either side of my window pane, and which changes I shouldn’t reverse.
Today, I’m cold. I sit on my hands, hoping that the couch and my butt can keep them a little more warm than they currently are, and I excitedly tell my therapist that after I’ve finally downloaded that app we’ve been discussing for a couple of weeks. I know that I've lost a lot of weight in two days, but it’s probably just weird midweek fluctuation. And I’m fine. I have energy! I’m even working out. Yes, Chris, I’m eating more to accommodate for whatever calories I burn while working out. I’m fine.