Holding pattern

Not thriving. Just surviving. And lending help to friends and family who are suffering the economic fallout of COVID. I have good days and bad days. Still feel disoriented in this new life but if I have a job, a roof over my head, and no one I know gets infected, then that’s all that really counts right now.

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Taking stock on Canada Day

Jul 1, 2020 at 5:56pm

Like I usually do. Not much inventory in my life of late but I do look back fondly to a time 30 years ago to the day. My family were celebrating my Father's 75th birthday. I was in love and for the first time and thought it was the beginning of a new life...

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Still waters

Jul 1, 2020 at 6:08pm

I hear you. Though I think in many ways the forced stillness is needed to nurture new pathways, I agree that it is very uncomfortable to live in units of day by day without our usual power to plan for the future.

Sounds like you have a good attitude that has helped you to identify the things that truly matter to you. Best of luck in finding your sea legs as we continue to bob in the eternal present.

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Good for you!

Jul 1, 2020 at 7:32pm

You’re definitely ahead of the game if you’re able to be grateful for what you have. So many of us have completely fallen through the cracks in terms of qualifying for any government support or finding a new job. I’m a senior living alone who’s been disabled for years, but not enough to qualify for any support. (Getting CPP disability is extremely difficult!) I was finally ready to start trying to find a new job in spite of dealing with multiple medical problems, when this pandemic happened. Now so many people are out of work that my odds that were dismal to begin with have become virtually impossible due to my age and my many physical limitations. Anyone who is lucky enough to still have a job should be extremely grateful, because many of us are close to being homeless because of this.

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@ good for you

Jul 2, 2020 at 12:15am

CCP disability is tough to get, but don’t give up...keep reapplying, they will eventually accept you. They ALWAY deny your first application, and often your second. Get a good doctor who will help you through the process.
Good Luck.

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