Let me share a little bit with you on how my life has been affected with this corona virus. Although I am healthy, there are some things I'd like to share that I've encountered that many of you have as well. This is not intended to come off as a "rant session", but I think it's important to connect with my network (get to know me/each other), build that relationship/be there for each other, besides always business. I will also share how I am still making a difference, being grateful, looking at the positives, and making the best of the situation.
First off, group fitness classes at my gyms (that's pluralized) have been cancelled this week and for at least a couple weeks. For anybody who's taken group fitness class(es) or has worked out, you can probably imagine that group fitness class(es) are more fun, motivating, and you work harder when you can work out in person. The positive is that the weather has been very cooperative (sunny and not too cold) for walks on trails so I do intend to continue to take advantage of that, just more frequently now.
Yesterday I spent hours (that's pluralized) researching places online that I could purchase hand wipes and hand sanitizer since I'm sure you've experienced yourself NOT being able to purchase in any store no matter what city. The soonest I could locate any to have shipped to me was the 24th of March through end of April for many. I had even called the one North Tacoma Target location that claimed online they had "limited stock" when I was searching for "Purell hand sanitizer" and the worker said they are out of everything. Basically from this worker and another worker at Dollar Tree, I've gathered if you don't get to the store right when they get a new shipment/open they will sell out within the hour or less. Luckily, I had looked some more in my home and had found I had an "extra" brand new hand sanitizer 8 oz in my stock and immediately put in my backpack that I carry around daily. I've been using what sanitizing options are available (hand sanitizer or hand wipes) at stores if I can't get my very limited/practically out wipes that I have are not available. I regularly used hand sanitizer and hand wipes outside of this corona virus, but of course didn't stock up in huge quantities since this wasn't something that was forseeable. (I use antibacterial hand wipes in place of napkins for wiping my mouth and hands when eating in general). Hand sanitizer I used (even before this corona virus) after touching debit card machines, ATMs, and getting gas.
This past Sunday when I came back into town after a long, very high energy day, I popped into the Albertsons in town to pick up some English muffins and turkey bacon so I could make a breakfast sandwich for dinner, but all the bread was taken in the store except some pitas and my Oroweat whole wheat sandwich thins that I remember liking and decided to buy the last pack of that and change my dinner to be a turkey sandwich and bought the fixings for a turkey sandwich instead.
Yesterday I ordered online feminine wipes (I use in place of toilet paper) for the best value/price online (a 2-pack in 3 quantity) in which I normally could buy up to 20 of them at once at the Dollar Tree for a $1 each. I ordered because even though I wasn't out of feminine wipes, I always like to get before I run out (not overstock) and already observed how I could only get ONE pack at the Dollar Tree in town the other day.
What are the positive(s) and how am I making the best of this situation? First off, I am grateful to be alive, healthy, and blessed. I'm grateful that the sun has been out daily this week and that the sun is setting later to give "more opportunity" for a walk.
I am taking 1000 mg Vitamin C tablets (not that I didn't before this), daily without fail please note the one I normally take isn't available due to this corona virus situation, but I have adjusted to the taste of this one for the time being. I also am taking "Ultimate Immunity" intensively (this supplement gives you the option to take "intensively" defined as 3 tablets twice daily or 1 to 2 tablets daily as "regular maintenance.") This supplement I absolutely recommend as it provides multi-system support for cellular, circulatory, digestive, respiratory, and systemic. It's great for if you feel something coming on or even if you don't. I have to admit I wasn't religious with taking this one daily prior to corona virus.
I was able to have an in-person Pilates class today and it was good to move (it wasn't associated to any of my gyms). I was also able to make a "zoom call" on the computer and phone with a Meetup group I've attended a couple times before for their regular Mastermind meetup which was hosted online and able to talk a little bit about how we're doing during this corona virus time. It's good to have support (in general), of course, but even more so during this "corona virus" time and just be able to talk to others how it has affected our lives. A few nights ago I started to watch and will finish the 20/20 Corona Virus 2-hour special on demand (you can locate if you have Xfinity/Comcast Television) which was recorded on my birthday, March 6. I am a "life long" learner in general (I will learn anything if I think it will help), i.e. class(es), documentaries, training(s), coaching, etc.
Oh! And by the end of this week, I should be ready to do my taxes!! It's a big project for me preparing for taxes, since not only do I track my financial tracking (in general outside of for taxes) for earnings and expenses, but I have to finish my mileage and finish printing off business expenses online (outside of the receipts/expenses that I already keep in my 2019 folder).
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I am available to assist you with writing your resume(s) and/or cover letter(s) for these position(s) and/or other(s) since much of my work is done remotely (in general). Hiring me from the beginning to end this can all be done remotely (even paying me) and you will receive quality product(s) and excellent customer service without putting anybody at risk for any sickness.
Friendly reminder that if you have a referral for me, to please ask the person you are referring to me if it's okay for me to reach out to them for a free, no obligation 10 minute phone call, if they say "yes" give me their information so I can contact them. People rarely just call on their own when handing them my card. Of course, you can always give them my information for when they are ready. Some people have given referrals to me where the referral contacts me first. You can always send an introduction email with both mine and the referral's contact information and send it to both myself and the person you're referring to me (once of course they are okay with giving their contact information out).
Thank you in advance for listening to me, being there for me during this time (and always), I am thinking of you during this "corona virus" time. Would love to hear how you're doing if you feel comfortable sharing (about this corona virus situation), etc.
I am going to close with this quote that I feel is appropriate during this "corona virus" time (& of course in general): "You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you," --Mary Tyler Moore
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