- Aug 8, 2019
I have been thinking about New Yorkers in their apartments a lot. I live in the suburbs and these days my street is so crowded with people out for a walk/walking dogs that it can be hard to stay 6 feet away from each other (it's a very social neighborhood so everyone seems to stand around chatting). I can only imagine in the city how hard it can be to maintain proper spacing. And of course people living in tight quarters are greatly in need of some fresh air and outdoor exercise for their mental wellbeing. And then of course there is less room to store groceries, so you are out much more often buying groceries. I lived in the city for 6 years, and I can't imagine how hard it would be to live there right now. I'm so sorry you are barely sleeping. This is such an anxious time. My heart really goes out to New Yorkers.I think nyc parks are packed because we live in tiny apts with no yard and many people have dogs. I have to go out for walks or I feel very lethargic and sick and get panic attacks. We try to take paths with very little people and walk very quickly. The main road through prospect park is crowded with runners, bikes and emergency vehicles but the small paths are okay with very few people. Most of my coworkers have left for their 2nd homes in Long Island, or the Hamptons or upstate, I wish I have that option. It's really depressing and I feel very claustrophobic. If each group of people stay 10 feet away from another group, is that okay? I try to limit going out to stores but have to buy food every 3 days. Only one of us will go when the stores first open. This is so hard. I don't want to get others sick and I don't want to get sick. I don't think I'm high risk but I'm still taking hormone pills for cancer treatment. I think about everything all night, barely sleep and by the morning I have to get out of my apartment. Thankfully today was rainy and not many people were in the park. Just writing this makes me want to run somewhere. Ugh.