What a Difference a Week Makes!

How less than 7 days changed our world as we know it… what’s next?

Kelley J Cochran
6 min readMar 18, 2020
Photo by Ahmed Zayan on Unsplash

What a world we are living in. We are now all sitting at home, hopefully still with a job, and practicing social distancing. Keeping our kids and elderly relatives home, so we can survive this new viral attacker on our world.

Flashback to six days ago…it’s unbelievable how much has changed.

Last Wednesday, I helped my daughter wake up for school. It’s her senior year, and she was diagnosed with POTS last summer, which makes her extremely fatigued, so waking her up every day is a challenge. At the time, that was our biggest issue.

Thursday evening… we were at a school meeting for her senior trip to Disney, only to find out that it had been canceled. We had paid $1800 and were out $400 because the travel insurance only covered 75%. Found out during the meeting that in addition to Disney Land being closed, Disney World was now closed as well. We thought that was a big deal that day.

Early Friday morning, I wake up at my usual 3 am insomnia hour, toss and turn for a few, then go on social media. I sadly learn that a friend, who is super young and beautiful, and who has been battling cancer, announces she just started a round of chemo and couldn’t even find toilet paper, hand…



Kelley J Cochran

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