Disclaimer: I totally understand the concerns of people who think some places are opening up too soon and respect people who want to continue staying in, this is just a description of my journey.
Today felt a little bit like coming back to the surface after being buried alive for almost 2 months. There's a theory that time doesn't pass unless there's a consciousness to observe its passing and I'm starting to buy into that because I barely have any idea what happened since March 8. Mostly been checked out in order to survive. The checking out was in between stretches of being heartbroken and dismayed over how quickly and intractably factions developed along the typical political lines regarding how to proceed and desperately pleading with people to consider a way between the extremes.
But Texas is opening up slowly starting on Friday. Abbott has made it clear that this isn't a free-for-all, they want people taking precautions and have set guidelines in place. I feel like I can ...