There Aren’t Procedures for This
In the beginning, I thought I was prepared for a pandemic. At least, better than most. I was wrong about that. The stress of running a perpetual marathon in this environment is unraveling my psyche. I alternate between affirming self-talk and sinking into a pool of profound negativity. Most days, the latter is winning. The stakes are exceedingly high now, complex, and different in the types of decision-making I’ve built a career around. I should be proficient at this. Full disclosure: I’m not. I’m struggling. I am suffering COVID fatigue.