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  • Georgette Todd

How I Started Spiraling But Regained Control of Myself during the COVID-19 Shutdown

There’s no way of escaping the hard reality that times are dire now. We have tens of millions of individuals who are newly unemployed and with no hard deadline to know when society will fully open up again, at least in California where I live. Over 70,000 of our fellow Americans have tragically died due to COVID-19 and the daily headlines seem to compete with each other on which one can be the bearer of the worst news possible.

Personally, I too have experienced some tremendous losses during this pandemic. I lost scheduled jobs. I’m now unemployed and I’ve lost a lot of money in my Roth IRA. Most importantly, I lost physical custody of my 11-year-old niece, whom I’ve been caring for during the past couple of years.

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