1. I got the OK to start working from home yesterday, my state seems to be taking things seriously and canceling lots of events, and I went to therapy last night–so I’m feeling better all around. My therapist’s take on it: “The world needs a two-week time out.” Looks like I picked the right month to sew a bunch of stretchy pants.
2. This also made me feel better (yes it’s from Twitter whoops I was back on):
i think the impulse for many people is to look at things closing down or events cancelling right now as a sign of doom, but for the most part i think it’s cause for optimism—someone in charge of something is taking this seriously, and doing what they can to limit interactions
— Amanda Mull (@amandamull) March 12, 2020
3. The most important question of all: Is It Safe to go to the Gym in the Midst of the Coronavirus Outbreak? (Short answer: yes if you and your household are healthy, be clean, avoid crowds.)
Whew. Hang in there, friends. We’re all in this together.