According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), I am “old.” Not only that, I am “elderly.” WOW! I have spent my entire life keeping my mind, body, and spirit as healthy (and youthful) as possible. And I am still convinced that was (is) the right decision.
So, in these extraordinary times, when my son reminds me that I am in the “high-risk group” because I am “elderly” and I should not go to a gathering where there are lots of people because each of those people has been in touch with plenty of other people, and I should work from home, and I should arrange for anyone who used to come to our home to help us should now stay away, I am paying closer attention. I plan to work remotely, write more, and address some of those lingering projects that I keep putting aside because “I just haven’t had the time.” Truth is, now I have the time, and for that, I am grateful.