SELF-CARE & QUARANTINE
It’s been a few days since I’ve written a post, and it’s been a heck of a few days, let me tell you. Adjusting to this weird life as it is right now, spending most of our time inside the apartment. I’m extremely grateful I’m able to do what I love – from home.
Our team of incredible engineers made it possible for us to broadcast from home, and in the short amount of time they had to pull things together, I’d say our stations sound pretty darn good. I think it’s important, more now than ever to stay connected with our community and that’s what radio has the power to do.
I’ve stepped up my time on social media significantly. Constantly reading and replying to DMs on both my account and on 103.5 KTU’s. I’m encouraging you to send me an audio message, video message, or just mention us in your story to hear yourself on the air, shouting out to our incredible healthcare workers, and first responders who are busting their butts out there to help those who are ill, and keep our community going.
93% of Americans report practicing social distancing; it’s become the national norm. More than 9 in 10 participants officially say they’re staying home as much as possible.
Some of the ways we are making changes in our lives:
- Subscribing to new streaming video services, like Netflix and Disney+
- Moving more of our personal business, like banking, to mobile apps and online, rather than in-person
- Learning and developing new hobbies
- Delaying major purchases, especially those over $1,000
I’ve been called the queen of odd hobbies before, but I haven’t quite had the will to break out my jewelry-making supplies from the closet just yet, nor my yarn and crochet/knitting needles.
Instead, I’ve been inspired to learn better ways to create content for you by way of videos and editing. Each weekday morning I invite you to “Get Ready with Me” on my @wendywildradio channel. We can have a chat over coffee while I do my makeup (or just throw on some moisturizer), but most importantly I want to hear how you’re holding up. What new hobbies are you picking up? Are you reading anything good? Share those book recommendations with me live or in the comments below!
DR. NEBRASKA & I WENT SHOPPING THE OTHER DAY
For the most part, we’ve been doing our best to order our necessities online. There’s a whole process of cleaning off all the packaging that goes along with it. Can I just say, when this is all over, I will never ever take for granted being able to just walk into a store, touch things with my hands, make a quick purchase and bring it home, and maybe wash my hands less than 10 times.
Our neighbor needed some assistance and we ended up going to the local Walgreens to pick up something. The store is only letting 10 people inside at a time which is comforting. While inside, we didn’t make a run for the paper goods, instead we only picked these up for ourselves:
Reese’s Peanut Butter Creme Eggs
That was a joke. To be honest, I’m trying not to bulk buy and only get what we need. We’re good on paper items for now, so since we needed to help our neighbor, we just threw these in as well because they’re delicious and they give us some dessert to look forward to. ◡̈
The entire grocery thing is causing me some anxiety though… How are fairing getting the necessities?
WHAT ELSE AM I DOING?
When I’m not on the air, I’ve been scouring through the Instagram/Facebook messages you’ve all sent me, but I also try to give my eyes a little rest from the overload of screen time. I downloaded an audio book from the library (YES, you can do that! Here’s how.) I also can’t wait to dive into this one from one of my favorite authors, Harlan Coben.
You can see in the background that Dr. Nebraska has been unwinding by playing Breath of the Wild on the Switch.
I’ve said this on the air before: he used to get back from work so late, mostly because of a reeeeeaaaaally long commute. We would say how it would be nice to have some nights where we could actually hang out more than an hour or two before crashing. We got our wish, but in the worst possible way. I’m so happy I have him here with me in isolation, but I can’t stop thinking of all the people affected by this awful virus and the brave folks who are doing everything they can to heal and help. ♡
Hope you’re hanging in there. Please, feel free to reach out with your stories and check out some of ours here, if you’d like to get caught up on all the episodes of Tales Over Cocktails. We also recorded our first video podcast too.
Until next time…
For more Wendy, check out her lifestyle blog, wendywild.com.