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  • Writer's picturegarrison gibbons

I feel trapped

I feel trapped.

There was a moment, when cases and deaths were going down, and New York City was slowly beginning to reopen that I naively thought this was coming to an end sooner rather than later.

Now, as cases are rising across the country, this “new normal” seems increasingly permanent.

My workplace will continue to be my once large, now tiny one-bedroom apartment.

My partner and I will continue to be stuck with each other 24 hours a day / 7 days a week.

My mental health and well-being will continue to struggle to stabilize.

I say all this to share that I’m struggling with this reality. If you are struggling, know you aren’t alone. We will get this through this, but it’s okay to feel overwhelmed, tired, or trapped.

Allow yourself to feel these emotions.

Sit in them to the extent that you can safely.

And, when necessary and ready, reach out to others around you.

The good news is, we are in this together.

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