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Coronavirus has taken over everything. Quite literally. 

Yesterday was a friend's birthday so we went over to go sing him a happy birthday and to see him. My bf and I had been mostly just seeing each other and since my boyfriend is still working (he's in the health industry) he has it better than most of us who have to stay home. For me, it's almost normal but I am getting to that point where I want to go out and do things. I want to go to work. I want to make some money. I want to see people, talk to people, and get back into my healthy routine. I still exercise and I am still staying busy but this kind of busy is different then what I want. 

Just being in the same room as our friend and his girlfriend felt like a privilege and really it shouldn't feel that way. interaction with other humans is in our DNA. We want to talk to others, be around them, and have a conversation. This quarantine thing is good for some parts of the population but for some people with mental illness or are always on the go, this pause can be damaging. I'm finding ways to keep myself moving. I'm learning Spanish, doing puzzles again, cleaning my room, taking daily walks, watching Netflix, writing in my journal, and etc but, what bothers me is the after-effects of this quarantine. 

I can't get my mind off the fact that we're going to be hit hard by this financially. It doesn't matter if we get money from the government or not this is gonna hit a bunch of us hard no matter how we slice it. Some of us have bills to pay, some of us have mouths to feed, and some of us need that social interaction and movement. 

Do I think this is blown out of proportion, yes, I do. Do I understand why? In a way yes and in others no. I understand lowering the curve so that we can actually help our citizens who really need it but, doing so for more than a few weeks...well people will lose their minds. 

Just think, this technically isn't even the worst that's to come our way in terms of viruses. How will we act when the next big thing comes and its worse than this? 

Hopefully, we can think of a better plan because this is out of control. 

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2020-03-24 12:36 by Sarah Denninger
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It is here. The finale you all have been waiting for. 

I have finally finished my podcast series about Iceland. 

Check it out down below! 

Like, comment, and subscribe to follow along on my travel journey. I have more episodes on the way and the next series is about Colombia. I am so excited to share what I learned with you guys. For now, check out my Iceland podcast! 

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2020-03-23 14:42 by Sarah Denninger
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It is here! The last part of my Iceland podcast! 

Watch it now!

Subscribe, like, repost, and give some love! Thanks!

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While we were in Bogota Colombia we all saw something that made us do a second glance. We just got done with a hike on the outskirts of town and as we were walking back we were exploring the area and seeing the different kinds of artwork that were around and also checking out some of the shops that caught our eye. It was kind of exciting and fun to see all the nightlife start to come out of their homes as we walked around. We saw all kinds of people and we even saw some police officers walking around with their dogs. The dogs were bigger than any dog I had seen back in the U.S. They also had muzzles on them and chains as leashes. It was crazy to see it in person so I think I was the only one that was hit with the culture shock of it. My two traveling partners seemed unfazed and that was probably because of their experiences in Ghana. 

In Ghana, the officers have assault rifles with them. All the time. They don't care who you are, what you do, or how much money you have. They will use those weapons on you if they feel that it is necessary. So for them, this was another experience with guns and dogs but it was milder when it came in comparison to Ghana. 

 

We watched as some officers pulled two guys to the side. They started to pat them down and one guy had the dogs to the side as he watched his partner go ham on these guys. They were definitely looking for something but we were unsure of what that was exactly. The officer pulled back, said something to the guy and he proceeded to turn around his hands still up. We watched with wide eyes as the officer handed him a bag. Yes, a bag. He wasn't sure what was in it but we had a sneaking suspicion it was some of that amazing white stuff we all heard so much about. We looked at each other and proceeded to move onward. Once we were out of earshot we talked about what we just saw. 

Really it seemed unreal. That officer just gave that guy drugs...after patting him down for drugs. In front of the public. What a sight to see. That in itself gave me the insight I needed to know about the city of Bogota. 

 

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Yesterday my gym closed. So now I officially don't have work until this craziness calms down. It is very sad and I am upset about the fact that we had to close down at all. I like my job and I really was hoping to get some more hours in before this happened. Sadly that was a bust. 

So I ask that you guys take a look at my art gallery by clicking here. Making a purchase will help me greatly at this time. We all are in a pickle and I know I'm not the only one who lost their job (for the time being) so I understand if you can't help me out. For those of you that can, I hope to hear from you and I appreciate the help. 

Thank you guys so much and I'm hoping to finish my Iceland podcast and start my Colombia one since we're now on lockdown. After all, you have to find the positives in all the negative. 

 
 
 
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