Now that the pandemic is winding down with fewer cases and more people vaccinated, I reflected on what the crisis taught me. Below are a few of my random thoughts.
- I always thought toilet paper was essential, but not being able to find any is a crisis all its own.
- Napping can become a habit.
- Without a normal routine, it is hard to tell what day it is.
- Having witnessed the stress of children at home and not in school, I am thankful to be an empty-nester with grown kids.
- I have come to like social distancing from annoying people and might keep the practice.
- At long last, family and friends will no longer make fun of me because I refuse to blow out candles on a birthday cake. (Who wants spit on their piece? I don’t!)
- Spending more time outside with nature is a stress reliever, except when it comes to bugs, bees, ants, and spiders.
- Staying home is a perfect work setup for an author. Also, for doing household chores.
- No one looks good on Zoom.
- I could have saved myself a lot of time by skipping the makeup routine.
- A haircut appointment is more important than I previously thought.
- Friends and family are important. They stay in my heart but I have missed their presence.
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