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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

One Year of Pandemic Life




I don't even know where to start, but I haven't written anything in three months. Pandemic life has been odd, and I can't believe we're coming up on a year. Sometimes I wish I could go back in time and tell myself to be living it up. If you could whisper to yourself a month before this hit, what would you say to yourself? 

  • Get on a plane right now and go someplace warm. Make sure to eat out as much as possible.
  • Spend time with your friends. You won't be seeing some people for quite a while.
  • Go see your parents as much as possible because you will become super cautious around them.
  • Allow your kids more freedom; they're about to go through something traumatic. 
  • Go to so many movies that you start to tire of going.
  • Invest in Pfizer and Moderna.
  • Also, stock up on toilet paper!!!
I guess I'm over the part where I'm counting down the days to the end. It's just becoming a way of life at this point. New habits and lifestyles have been created. Would I go back to the way I was living before? I guess yes and no.

My life before the pandemic was non-stop; I was here and there and everywhere. When this first started, my stress level went way down, and my skin cleared up. I guess I didn't realize how much stress I was carrying around. 

Here's what I miss! I miss going out to dinner with a group of friends, the movies, having parties, laughing over cocktails, not constantly worrying about someone getting sick, traveling without a ton of restrictions, and going on girl trips.

I mean, flat out, it's sucky. I've moved my Hawaii trip, canceled my Florida trip (well, we did take a mini trip). What sucks is it's my oldest daughter's senior year. She will never go to prom, nor did she get to go to homecoming. Am I bitter? No, just a little sad for my kids, but they're dealing with it the best that they can.

As I'm writing this, I'm so thankful that we've all been healthy. I know so many families that have lost a parent, a sibling, or they're dealing with complications from Covid-19. So, many people are hurting in so many ways.

I pray that an end is near. I also hope that there have been many blessings even in these dark times. They're always there. Just look around you.


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