Monday, March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Protocol from Italy: Stay home & follow this protocol

Hi, friends. I hope you are all doing as well as possible in this period.

We are healthy and the three of us are home. My partner and I are working remotely and the first grader is homeschooling. We are settling into a new rhythm while anxiously watching the news and trying to stay healthy. Nightly dance parties with the first grader help to naturally keep our spirits up.

Am I writing? Editing? Submitting? Not right now. Maybe some of you can and are, but I can't find the space to do that. Yet. I'm hopeful that one day soon I'll have some time, space and quiet, and emotional calm to return to my writing. For now, I'm trying to be kind to myself and listen to what I need. It is ok to pause. If you are able to write, of course it is ok to continue to move forward with your project. Do what you can when you can.

I encourage you to do whatever you need to do to keep yourselves healthy, safe and able to work, if you have a job that allows you to work remotely. If you are an "essential" person working outside the home, my family and I deeply thank you for all that you do.

A friend translated the protocols below from Italian. You might find these helpful to review and share.  While there are many unknowns concerning the virus, I find these practical steps quite reassuring.

Meanwhile, my best wishes to you. Please stay home to keep yourselves and others as safe as possible.

I'm not sure if I'll be able to continue posting in this period, but I will return when I can.

If you are a current private client, I am happy to continue working with you. I will consider taking new clients in a month or so, depending on how things are going.

Don't hesitate to email with questions at any time: (chloemiller(at)gmail(dot)com

best, Chloe


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