January 17, 2021

What comes after Coronavirus?

By rosieweldon

I am autistic. I already worked three days a week from home because the pressure of being outside is too intense for me. Public transport, people, noise, it’s all overwhelming. When I started working from home, I chose three days a week to force myself to have to leave the house at least twice a week. I knew I needed that.

Overnight the world has become exactly what my mind has always craved.

Forced to work all hours from home. No social gatherings. Stay away from people. Stay home.

No problem! I’ve been training my whole life to be told those words. Overnight I have been given an absolute safe place. Stay home.

But what happens after?

While the masses will be clamouring at their front doors eager for the restrictions to be lifted will there be others like me? Others looking out of the door with fear and trepidation at the outside world?

After months of staying inside I am not sure how I will be able to integrate back into a world that has scared me my whole life.

Right now, I will stay home and stay safe in the knowledge I am incredibly lucky to be able to work from home and get through this situation. But I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to looking ahead wondering, what comes after?

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