Today marks a full week since I’ve left my neighborhood (Washington Heights), taken the subway, or otherwise lived a “normal” day. Every day since last Friday I’ve been either inside my apartment or taking short walks in the area around my building.
If you’re reading this, please tell me you are also now taking precautions to 1) limit your own exposure to this virus, and 2) doing your part to prevent the spread. (Did you know? You could be carrying the virus right now and not exhibit any symptoms – it’s called being “asymptomatic.” I’m not a health expert, but you can read more about it here).
Today also marks Day 5 of working from home. My team has been doing conference video meetings, and it’s been nice to see each other and catch up on work and life that way. If you have the capability, I’d really recommend doing an occasional video meeting. And if you don’t have that WFH capability, then try FaceTime with family and friends (especially if you live alone). It’s great to reconnect and see a smiling face looking back at you.
Also, if you’re feeling lonely right now, feel free to send me an email or leave a comment on this post (scroll down!). We can be alone, together.
Ok, that’s about all I have to say for today. Here are some links I found on the Internet that you might enjoy too:
- Easy Recipes to Cook While You’re Self-Quarantined
- Looking for something to read, but not sure where to start? Check out NPR’s Book Concierge
- Marie’s Crisis in NYC is staying open — as a virtual piano bar!
- There’s an at-home Top Gun viewing party happening this weekend. Find out how to join from your own couch!
- What to Read During Self-Quarantine, According to McNally Jackson Booksellers
(NOTE from this article: “Due to the economic strain of the outbreak, nearly 80 employees were recently laid off, temporarily, until McNally Jackson’s three locations reopen. In the meantime, a fund has been established to support their living costs. If you’d like contribute, click here.”)
- The 100 Best Movies on Netflix Right Now
(I haven’t fully read this list, but maybe I’ll write some recommendations of my own! After all, I saw over 100 movies in theaters last year)