#AD Since we are officially in the month of February and I’m promoting all kinds of love on my blog, I’m partnering with @ChooseNewJersey on their mission to bring awareness to one of the BIGGEST forms of showing love in today’s world and that’s to WEAR.YOUR.MASK.

#MaskUpNJ is a great encouragement to continue to follow all the safety guidelines. This virus has truly broken the homes and the hearts of millions of people all over the world. It has not been easy and of course, all we want is to just have our “normal” back. But unfortunately what we want doesn’t eliminate the threat of COVID-19.

The same way you would protect your loved ones at all costs is the same way you should want to protect the people you’re around. Show love by being courteous and respectful to others by wearing your mask when you’re not in the safety of your own home. When you’re visiting restaurants and clothing stores, any kind of business, the employees and owners who are trying to stay afloat during this trying time also need that same love and protection given to them.  

It’s crazy to think about but taking the precautions of washing your hands and socially distancing is 2021’s new way of self-care. You’re knocking two birds with one stone anyway because if you’re doing your part, you’re making it less probable that someone could get infected. The COVID Alert NJ app has a ton of resources to keep you updated and knowledgeable on the steps you need to take to continually flatten the curve.

Let this month, that’s celebrated with so much love, be the reminder of how we should love ourselves and others in the here and now. It’s unconventional, yes, but it’s our reality. As my mask would suggest, I wish I had some magical spell that I could wave my wand and make this whole Pandemic vanish, but for now, I’ll just continue to wear it everywhere I go in the hopes that one day, I’ll be able to leave it at home for good.

Visit https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/app to keep yourself informed and remember; Show the love. Protect the people. Wear your mask.