COVID-19 is no joke, especially not to pregnant women. Our main job is to keep the little guy inside of us safe, even though they put us even further at risk. Cases are even higher than when we went into lockdown eight months ago and I work in one of the top three places COVID is commonly spread.
I was recently told by my employer that being afraid of COVID is a “personal fear” and that they likely will not be taking any more measures to protect us beyond making masks mandatory for employees (but a suggestion for not the people we come in contact with and have to stand within 6 feet of throughout our shifts). I understand that they are trying to please the guests, but seriously? No plastic/glass between myself and them? Or a sign that tells them to stand back a few feet and not breathe in my face?
My original plan was to work until I physically can not, or until I go into labor. It was not an easy decision, but honestly, I’m terrified. I’ve already stopped going out except for essentials and I don’t leave the house without a mask. It’s a shame others can’t do the same.
I am lucky enough to be in a position with the company where I can start my leave early. Starting November 25th, I will be on maternity leave until (most likely) May of 2021.
My plan for now is to do online work and try to boost my book sales on different platforms, ultimately monetizing my blog. We’ll see how that goes. I really appreciate everyone’s support, personally or by just reading what I write.