Before coronavirus hit US, unknowingly we were getting our fill of vacationing… a weekend in Tahoe, LA, Las Vegas, then Yosemite. On our way were fields of almond blossoms, as far as your eyes can see. We did a quick photo op, it was beautiful. Last year, we went to Seattle, it was already after the Cherry Blossom season. Because I can’t be in Japan, we made plans to go back this year to Seattle to see the blossoms. The almond blossoms are as captivating but I was still looking forward to see cherry blossoms in Seattle, but as we all know, we can’t… for now! But it’s spring time. Let hope springs.
|Fields of Almond Blossoms in Modesto, CA|
It is a difficult time. Full of uncertainties. I’m writing just because my heart is about to burst, with anxiety, worries, fears, and sadness. There is no escaping this. Sometime whenever I find life here in California challenging (homesickness is real, people! hah), I have a backup plan that always makes me courageous, I can always pull a card where we can always go back home to the Philippines. I don’t have that even. It scares me that USA is scrambling. Social distancing and sheltering in place are such difficult feats. Telework for somebody who’s doing field sales for yearsss is hard. How can I stay still?! I can only watch so much Korean and Chinese dramas on weekend. I’m normally a homebody, but again, the thought that you can decide not to be one for the day comforts you that there is something out there. That too is gone. So when you overthink given the limited options, it gives me shortness of breath, no pun intended. But still, we must do it! There’s a war going on, our front liners are risking their lives. For us non-essential workers, we must stay at home. Everyday, I hope that let today be a busy, productive and may it always remains a pleasantly uneventful day. I pray for courage to remain hopeful. This too shall pass.