Good morning beautiful humans, happy Sunday! Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog. You could have stopped anywhere else, so thank you. Well, come on in………
I don’t think I’ve actually written about how the virus has affected my life personally. So, today I thought I would share how my life is going during this time. I thought I’d give you a glimpse through my eyes. Not because my life is any different than most people but just to share. Give you some insight……
Sorry if I ramble
I was on my way to work on March 20 and 15 minutes before my shift my manager text me and told me not to come in. He didn’t really give further explanation, so I turned around and came back home. The next day in a group message he told my co-workers and I we were being laid off and to file unemployment.
Today is April 26, 2020, which is about 35ish days since I got laid off. My unemployment claim is still pending. Only 3% of people in Florida have gotten any benefits from unemployment claims. The website has crashed almost completely. Its impossible to get anyone on the phone. There is also no way to get a callback because they’re so backed up.
My days had consisted of me trying to log onto the unemployment site for hours and trying to call at the same time. I suffer from anxiety so it was a complete nightmare.
Finally, I said I’m not doing this anymore. I’m single and it’s just me and my pup. People that have families should be a first priority with receiving benefits.
Then I thought to myself, well that’s not fair. I matter to, even if I don’t have children and that made my anxiety worse. That’s awhole different blog in itself. However, it made me think if I’m going through this and my frame of mind is boggled imagine that of a single mother?
No one asked for this. In the world we live in, they’re always telling you to save enough money for 3-6 months worth of bills. All I can think is when most people live paycheck to paycheck, how is that possible?
So, am I doing okay? Let’s see, I’ve been unemployed for over a month, my unemployment filing is still pending, I suffer from anxiety and panic attacks, and my job is nonessential. What do you think? Believe it or not, I’m actually doing pretty good. In this instance not having children is working in my favor. Not sure if its okay to say that but it’s TRUE. I only have my pup and myself to take care of.
I realize not everyone is handling this well. People wait in like for hours at food banks for food for themselves and their children. They want to get back to work. People with serious mental health conditions probably can’t get to a doctor. So, yes I’ll be okay.
Thank you for reading my blog. How has the coronavirus affected your life? Have a wonderful blessed day and always be kind! Continue to practice social distancing, wash your hands, and don’t forget about your neighbor! #onelove