Sparkt@Home: What It's Like To Move During The Covid-19 Crisis
Moving from one home to another is stressful enough. My family went through it all while social distancing!
This story is part of a series where the Sparkt team will be sharing what we're all doing to try and keep life normal during the coronavirus crisis. We hope that by sharing our experiences, we'll make a difference for YOU as we work together to lift up ourselves and our communities during this challenging time.
Hello! I'm Kristen, Digital Content Producer at Sparkt. I write a lot of the stories that you read on our site every day.
My husband and I recently bought our first home, which, as many of you know, comes with a lot of different emotions: happiness, fear, hopefulness, sheer & utter panic...just to name a few. What we could have never predicted was that our big move would happen at the same time as a worldwide health pandemic.
So, when my editor asked me to share what my "Work from Home" experience has been over the last few weeks, I knew I had to talk about what it was like to pack and move across town while navigating the ever-changing regulations of the crisis.
Overall, while moving during a pandemic is not something I would ever recommend, it definitely made me realize how fragile life is, and how we must continue to do everything we can to protect each other from catching this debilitating virus.
If that means moving two U-Haul loads of furniture and boxes on my own, and following the movers around with disinfecting wipes, then so be it. At the end of the day, we're all in this together so we might as well follow the rules as best we can.
Now that we're in our beautiful new house, I can kick back on our couch and take comfort in the fact that we did it - and that we're going to stay put for a while!