That morning started out on high alert. Our staff was prepped and primed with the unfolding of this novel corona virus. We were told that our store would tentatively open until 8/9pm instead of its usual 11pm.
Hours later, a few minutes short of 6pm, management came on the floor with a very concerned look on their faces and ordered everyone to finish their purchases and head out of the building. No one could answer our questions let alone fill us in what’s going on.
That was the last day I was working, in Waikiki.
Later we heard that we had a possible infected staff with covid 19, but its turns out to be pneumonia. Still. It was enough to prompt a proper and swift shut down.
I stayed another week in Oahu until with the urgent persistent for me to get out there and get situated at my isolated cabin, far far far away from the heightened security and lockdown that will soon take over the island.
Im listening to the rain pour over here in Puna with chorus of coqui frogs in the near and far distance.
The uncertainty of it all, these current times is mind boggling and I am doing my best to cope. I have taken upon myself to indulge in everything I have not made time for. Something as simple as reading a book that was gifted to me, two years ago by a client, putting my health and fitness forefront and at the end of this ordeal, I’m coming out stronger and focused!
As part of this collective, I am choosing to see the brighter side of this pandemic. I believe that its way for us to really look within ourselves and reset the programming which we have blindly been running on.
Stopping to smell the roses and planting a few more, AJ