The announcements were made around 1PM Friday afternoon and as I heard our Premier announcement the lockdown, my heart just sank.
I understand the logic behind it and am grateful to be at home with my family but I couldn’t help but feel this sense of dread- this sense of helplessness.
My first thought was MsA, MsAn was at home sick, so she was fine. But along with MsA, I had to figure out workforce plan for my team for next week. I took 5 minutes to take some deep breaths , collect myself before logging into planning meetings.
Taking deep breaths really helps when you are feeling overwhelmed or anxious. And getting busy – like jumping in headfirst into your work, pushes the anxiety away- at least that’s what it did for me.
Now, with all that work done,sorted- I have the next 3 days off. 3 days at home – doing nothing but relaxing. All sports have been cancelled. The schools will remain closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
I hope this circuit breaker lockdown is exactly that- a circuit breaker and things go back to being normal again.
Sending lots of love and strength to all Victorians… we have got this !
❤️❤️❤️ Trish ❤️❤️❤️