I hope you are all staying safe and healthy during this unsettling time.
I find myself in a perpetual state of stress and anxiety. I have let go of the outcome and am trying to focus on what I can control, but it is easier said than done!
One of the ways I deal with anxiety is to write. It is my outlet. Lately, I have been thinking about all the healthcare providers I’ve interacted with over the years. Many of them are likely on the front lines right now, exhausted, but purpose-driven.
I see people applauding healthcare workers on TV every night. I live in a pretty remote area, so I’d be clapping to squirrels and birds (and possibly a roaming bobcat). To show my appreciation to healthcare workers, I decided to write a letter instead.
I am very grateful that STAT news published the piece, which you can find below. I wrote an article for them several years ago, and have wanted to write another one, but couldn’t think of a good topic. Well, this is as good as any.
I will be writing more – much more – in the coming days about the coronavirus. But for right now I wanted to share this with you. I hope you enjoy.
Stay safe, and I’m praying for all of you! We are all in this together.