Sunnyvale merchandiser Mercedes, shares how she manages to socialize while social distancing and sheltering-in-place!
A wave of the hand: the single thing that has brought me the most joy and comfort during this time. It’s not something I usually do. I smile or give a nod of the head once in awhile, but you would have had to catch me in a pretty excited mood to throw out a wave. But given the circumstances, I’m getting back-to-Mr. Rogers-basics, if you will. I’ve been taking daily walks around the same time every day, waving, and saying “Hello”, and “How are you?” to everyone I pass (at a 6-foot distance, of course) across the street.
Other than building a sense of community, waving and walking has turned into a little adventure where I’ve gotten to explore the neighborhood where I’ve lived for the past four years in a deeper way. Since I’m not rushing, I’m able to really look around, take different routes, and notice at all the little things. And I've even met some people I hope to see again after all this is over.
Try it for yourself, and show us some of the cool little things you see by tagging @sportsbasement on Instagram!