Well, here you have it, one of what I am sure are many accounts of what people are experiencing while sheltering at home during a COVID-19 outbreak. The clinic closed its doors midway through last week, and all classes have been moved into an online format.
In our home, we wake up when we wake up, and then I work with the kiddos to make sure our set tasks are being completed. Time has become irrelevant and by nightfall, I am left wondering where that day has gone. It’s funny that months ago, I was considering telling my son that he could be homeschooled next year if he wanted to be, and now we get to see what that looks like as we scramble to put together things to work on (the kid’s school has been helpful). All things considered, I feel like the children are thriving in this scenario. We learn abstract things together, play games, build stuff, and do all of the things that I might have been too busy to appreciate just two weeks ago. For now, the only thing to do is take one day at a time and relish this opportunity to enjoy the little things.
As far as clinic goes, we will be having daily assignments and articles to read for at least the next two weeks. At this writing, we are just two days into this new schedule, but I have already learned a lot. Every task is entirely relevant to caring for patients and documenting in a way to make sure that you get paid to do so. I miss seeing patients, but at the same time happy that I do not need to be a vector for disease. If the last two days are a reflection of what is to come in terms of learning, I will be better equipped to take care of my patients once we are back to work.
In other news, I passed all of my Acupuncture board exams!!! It was a stressful six weeks waiting for those scores to come back. Now, all that I have left to do is send my application for licensure into the State of Illinois. I just so happen to have a bit of time on my hands right now, so I will probably also be setting up the LLC for my business and getting stuff together for a webpage.