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.

  1. I always thought toilet paper was essential, but not being able to find any is a crisis all its own.
  2. Napping can become a habit.
  3. Without a normal routine, it is hard to tell what day it is.
  4. Having witnessed the stress of children at home and not in school, I am thankful to be an empty-nester with grown kids.
  5. I have come to like social distancing from annoying people and might keep the practice.
  6. 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!)
  7. Spending more time outside with nature is a stress reliever, except when it comes to bugs, bees, ants, and spiders.
  8. Staying home is a perfect work setup for an author. Also, for doing household chores.
  9. No one looks good on Zoom.
  10. I could have saved myself a lot of time by skipping the makeup routine.
  11. A haircut appointment is more important than I previously thought.
  12. Friends and family are important. They stay in my heart but I have missed their presence.

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About Susan MIlls Wilson

Susan Mills Wilson is a native of North Carolina where she writes romantic suspense. She is the leader of the Charlotte Writers Club Mystery Critique Group and a member of Charlotte Writers Club. Subscribe to Susan’s blog at
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