Stay in Beijing VS Fly home
Continual Debate in my head:
Work From 10pm-5am (online teaching 14 hour time difference)
14 day quarantine
It’s cold there
Who would I sit next to on the plane? Where have they been?
US Embassy says go home
No Medical Insurance
Can take the DK’S (daughter’s kids) on a fun trip (maybe Disney would be fun) with the money I save by not going home
Safe in the Apartment
Listen to the kid upstairs all day long
It’s cold here, but I don’t mind it
I have medical insurance
Help Heather with the baby
Daily walks in the park with friends
Risk temperature being high, becoming the first older, white female quarantined due to hot flashes and can’t explain otherwise : )
Back and forth everyday, it’s like a tennis match in my head. It’s boring being cooped up all day, but is that any reason to fly home? I chose not to go anywhere for the Chinese New Year Holiday this year to save money. I was originally going to go home for this holiday, but those plans changed back in September, so I decided to go to Italy during this holiday, but those plans changed in December. So, here I sit.
It’s hard to explain the feelings and emotions of being in China right now. Yes, it is a tragic turn of events for the thousands who have been infected and those who have died leaving their families behind. I understand the pain and suffering that goes along with being the bereaved. Nothing compares to the anguish, desperation and sadness of losing a child, nothing! So I wonder why I have this debate knocking around in my head? I can do this.
I have a decent pay check each month and a gratuity at the end of my contract so I just need to keep my eye on the prize and stay put! I only have 181,188 minutes to go!
But tomorrow when I wake up, I will be looking at flights home again, and so the debate continues.
life sucks if you let it, but I have options so it’s not all that bad!