If there is one fact everyone seems to agree on, it is this: nothing feels certain at any level right now.
At least I know that rings true for me.
I wake up each morning and there are the regular day to-do list tasks that need getting done yet again. I do these every day and scarcely 24 hours goes by before they need to get done all over again.
Then there are the slightly less-regular tasks that are starting to crop back up as things begin to open back up around my city of Houston, TX.
For example, my annual wellness checkups. Suddenly all my doctors want to see me, like they always do right around this time of year. Only this year it feels...weird. After all, I'm well! To the best of my knowledge, there is no reason at all for me to venture into the medical center to be seen, and definitely at a time when the healthcare profession as a whole is overtaxed by COVID cases.
But they just keep calling and I have to figure out how to proceed.
Then there are the longer-term tasks that will or may need doing at some time in the future. I took care of one of them - updating my will - a few weeks ago, paying an exorbitant cash rate to a local notary to provide two witnesses, a signature and a stamp just in case, well, you know.
And then there are the questions. Continue to use Instacart or head back out into the wilds of Sprouts and HEB to forage up my own necessities? Keep ordering overpriced not-quite-necessities online or shop for them as the local stores start to open back up again? Restaurants or take-out? Thrifting or no thrifting? (sob.)
In all of this, something my life coach recently said has remained at the top of my awareness.