This Friday, I’m flying to the West Coast to give a presentation to the San Francisco RWA chapter. I’ve given this talk before, but this is the first time I’ve had someone pay for me to fly across country.
Needless to say, I’ve been excited to go. That is, I was excited up until about two weeks ago…
With all the news about COVID-19, I have to admit, I’ve been questioning whether I should make this trip. It wouldn’t be such a concern, except Northern California and the Bay State Area happen to be one of the hot spots in our country right now.
I’ve been doing everything I can to read up on the subject to try and figure out what is fact and what is hype. My research shows that things are just starting to heat up in the States. We’re not in full-swing, pandemic mode yet.
I have a friend who lives in the city that registered for the course I’m giving. I asked him what it was really like over there and he said not much has changed. People seem to be taking it all in stride.
Most of the experts have been saying you can mitigate the risks if you wash your hands and don’t touch your face. However, being cramped in an airplane with lots of people still seems like a bad idea.
But I want to go!
And I already paid for the non-refundable hotel room to stay an extra day.
And I have plans to hang out with friends…
My husband has been giving me side-eye about this trip for nearly two weeks because of this damn disease. And I really can’t blame him. Contrary to what some officials say – this is NOT the flu.
I’m hoping that I can get in and get out before things really start to heat up. Unfortunately, I do have a friend who is immune-compromised. So, for her sake, I will be avoiding her for at least two weeks after I get back. Just in case.
All of this is to say – WISH ME LUCK!
(I’m gonna need it.)
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