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To feel like my life is on hold? Anyone else?

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DreamInLavender Thu 12-Mar-20 23:16:16

I suspect it is to do with COVID 19. I don't know. I just have this awful bubble feeling, like I'm just on hold for a while.

Similar to the feeling of waiting to test when TTC my son, or waiting to hear back from a job I really want. I just feel trapped!

Anyone else? sad

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DesdemonaDryEyes Thu 12-Mar-20 23:18:49

Well my savings aren’t on hold. I’ve lost £10,000 in a week. A week!

DreamInLavender Thu 12-Mar-20 23:21:22

10k in a week?! Get out of here shock

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MrsPelligrinoPetrichor Thu 12-Mar-20 23:21:25

I get it OP, 2 really big things I was looking forward to have been cancelled and I'm really sad about it as one of them won't be able to be postponed. It's a weird feeling I agree.

Surroundedbycats Thu 12-Mar-20 23:21:35

A bit. The waiting to see if you might get it, not knowing how severe it will be.

DrierThanANunsNasty Thu 12-Mar-20 23:22:49

Yep. Feel really weird and have done the last few days. I’m not usually one to buy into mass panic or media hysteria, but I feel a bit like a ghost at the moment. I’ve also eaten any food we could have potentially stockpiled as our office is closed and I’m WFH. Note to self: don’t stockpile snacks, you’ll just eat them.

usertogo Thu 12-Mar-20 23:25:26

Totally get it.

I feel odd. Like really odd.

Like I just want it just to get over it if that makes sense?! (Obviously I don't want it but you know what I mean)

DesdemonaDryEyes Thu 12-Mar-20 23:30:24

And that’s only 10% of my stocks and shares.

Notcontent Thu 12-Mar-20 23:33:39

Yes, I feel like that too. It’s already had an impact on me - a family visit has been cancelled, a trip dd was supposed to go on has also been cancelled. I am also very worried about my loved ones and myself! Worried about friends and neighbours.

alltoomuchrightnow Thu 12-Mar-20 23:35:21

My partner has lost a huge amount (loss of earnings) we are up shit creek. About £18 000 when translated into pounds

pigsDOfly Thu 12-Mar-20 23:36:20

Yes, I know exactly what you mean.

I'm very much not someone who buys into general panic and doom and gloom, but this is a whole other level.

Agree with the waiting to see if you get it. I'm one of the vulnerable groups and have family members who are in vulnerable groups for various reasons.

Worrying about children and grandchildren.

I have a family wedding coming up in the next few weeks, very close family member, which is taking place in an area that's had several cases and all I can feel is fear about going there and mixing with lots of people in a confined space.

Life feels pretty bloody miserable at the moment.

AlunWynsKnee Thu 12-Mar-20 23:42:43

Yes. It feels normal but simultaneously like watching a tidal wave approach.

Coffeeisnecessary Thu 12-Mar-20 23:43:56

Yes I feel it too. Its so melancholy and strange. I hate uncertainty.

JKD1982 Thu 12-Mar-20 23:44:16

I totally agree. It’s just a weird waiting game where you oddly feel compelled to read the news even though it doesn’t change what you should do?

Day to day life is going on but just waiting for the virus to peak so we can move on and get back to normal. Weirdest times ever

MyGhastIsFlabbered Thu 12-Mar-20 23:48:48

Nice stealth boast @DesdemonaDryEyes hmm

Runbikeswim Thu 12-Mar-20 23:50:56

It wasn't very stealth grin

user764329056 Thu 12-Mar-20 23:53:03

It’s like a sci fi film, sort of apocalyptic

ViciousJackdaw Thu 12-Mar-20 23:54:26

@DesdemonaDryEyes me 'eart bleeds

SelfIsolating Thu 12-Mar-20 23:55:16

Yes. It feels like life has changed and there ain't no going back to what it was.

Kateplaysrugbyinmydreams Thu 12-Mar-20 23:55:23

Yes it totally sucks. I'm nhs. Everybody is working so hard but it's terrifying. I can't really think past it.

SelfIsolating Thu 12-Mar-20 23:59:00

I feel that if I get through this I'm going to procrastinate a lot less. Bit of a wake up call.

DesdemonaDryEyes Thu 12-Mar-20 23:59:42

Well when my money is gone I’ll be turning to the state for help.

Or do you not think the collapse of the stock markets is a problem?

Clevererthanyou Thu 12-Mar-20 23:59:46

I’m worried about the people in my country despite ‘only’ having a small percentage of known cases. I’m worried about my son, my mil and my sister who have pre existing lung related health conditions. I’m worried about people stock piling so that other people are unable to get the basics they need. I remain hopeful that I’m overly worried and it may not be as awful as all the hype suggests.

Orange89 Fri 13-Mar-20 00:00:40

I opened up another post Before reading this one so I’ll just joint here too. Feeling a bit overwhelmed with it all is the best way to describe it. My dad has underlying health issues so I also feel I’d rather have it and know about it so I can stay away. I have been feeling out taking my 2yr old shopping as he loves to touch everything so I will no longer be taking him or doing any of our other usual activities. Feel life is on pause!

iMoan7 Fri 13-Mar-20 00:01:02

I’m comforted to read this. It’s not just me.

My wee one is washing her hands a lot at school and her wee hands are red raw. This has made me feel inexplicably sad.

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