Me: This is weird.
Friend: It sure is!
Indie: Woof woof! (runs into the screen door trying to get outside)
Other friend from inside the house: I’m so bored! I can’t take it anymore!
In times of uncertain pandemic, like the one we are experiencing right now with COVID-19, times sure are weird. I’m sure many of us are quite bored, too. Think about it – we have always had something to do. We have always had something to slake the never-ending thirst of our central diabetes insipidus stricken mind. We have always had something to keep our tirelessly type-A, borderline ADD, frantic thinkers occupied and at ease. Constant busyness has been the norm since our self-consciousness snapped into being when we realized we couldn’t trace the letter “A” on our first day of kindergarten. Last week we were calculating CRIs, choosing between small or large bowel diarrhea, and working through the physiology of Cushing’s disease.
Now, we are doing nothing. Now, things are still. Now things are quiet. Except for…pop! Did you hear that? That weak, little, fizzy pop? That was it! The veterinary school bubble of busyness has finally popped. The busyness bubble is no more! Wow…
To start, we can stay healthy. We can help others around us stay healthy. We can pick up those old hobbies we put down when we started college. We can turn our apartments into home gyms and spas. We can re-start that novel, explore new recipes, hang with our dogs, actually get to know our friends. We can actually get to know other people! We can also just do nothing, absolutely nothing.
We can __________. Fill that in with whatever you want! Things will be back to normal soon (hopefully).