This week has been an off week for me. I’ve been in a funk and my eating has been all over the place. A lot of things have been on my mind and with everything going on regarding the current health pandemic, it is just a lot to handle and right now I am struggling. This week the world lost a sweet, kind lady who was a client that I worked with at my previous job. She was a very special lady who I enjoyed working with and really touched my heart. Despite her physical challenges, she always had a smile on her face and was kind to everyone that she met. When I heard the news yesterday that she had passed away from covid at the age of 58, my heart just broke into a million pieces. I have so many negative feelings regarding what has happened with this pandemic and the governor of our state who has refused to issue a mask mandate. I am so angry at the people who still refuse to wear a mask and continue to perpetuate false information on social media claiming that it’s not that bad, it’s not that deadly, and that masks don’t help. I am so tired of hearing people complaining about their “rights” being infringed upon because it is inconvenient and uncomfortable for them to wear a mask. I’m tired of hearing people arguing over and over with public health departments and schools because they don’t agree with their policies. I’m tired of all of the sad news day after day. Hospitalizations in my state are at an all time high and it’s just going to get worse once flu and cold season get underway. Yesterday in my state thirty-one people died from covid. One of them was my friend who will never get to see her grandchildren grow up. Her son and daughter will never get to hug their mother again. My heart breaks for them and my heart breaks for everyone that is experiencing loss and sickness during this time. It just exhausting and I am so tired.