Well I just took myself a nice, long break didn’t I? Last thing I remember writing about was a old grown man, that I didn’t know, who was trying a little to hard to insert himself in my personal business. Next thing I know the world went to crap and then everyone was stuck in the house.
The year is 2021 and the only thing I can say about the remainder of 2020 is….whew! I am not even sure of where to begin. I don’t want to recap everything that happened with Corona Virus, the lockdowns, the toilet paper debacle, the protests, the elections, and the scandals as I am sure the entire WORLD is tired. I will say that Lorenzo and I are still…existing.
We’ve both been blessed enough to be able to keep our jobs throughout the entire pandemic (so far). He and I both have been working from home since late February of last year. Things were going fine with us for a while. During the lockdown there was literally nowhere to go and nowhere to spend any money so I literally saved SO much on my credit card bills earlier in the year. Then I started shopping online so I wouldn’t have to leave the house at all. By May everyone had cabin fever, small businesses were going under, Zo and I missed our friends and I missed dressing up and going out (ME, the queen of “no pants, no bra, no problem” was actually dying to get out of the house). We had to cancel our Anniversary trip to Australia, and another trip to Puerto Rico, plus both Lorenzo and I were doing our military stuff online.
As I’m sure many people experienced, most of this year has been a blur. Just a lot of staying at home and only socializing in small groups whenever possible. There are some people, well, many people who chose to ignore all of the social distancing rules and shut downs put in place. Georgia was one of the first states to partially reopen, because you know… people needed haircuts. Right now, even in January there are many places in Atlanta that are still having parties and large gatherings, pandemic be dammed. It seems that while other countries took this very serious, shut everything down, and offered support to the unemployed the U.S. just seems to be all over the place and can’t make up their minds on how to handle this (don’t even get me started on the stimulus check fiasco).
I want to be optimistic about this year but is really hard to when we are supposed to be on the downward end of a pandemic but our numbers of reported cases and deaths are still rising. I’m not even sure what to focus on. I didn’t get out of the Army like I said I would, I have the opportunity to go on a mobilization in Staten Island but I’m holding off on hat for as long as possible. I wanted to put time aside to read more, but I still want to spend time with my husband as well. I want to start looking for a new job, but that seems to keep getting brushed off and now with everything on, I’m not sure if its a good idea.
So where do we go from here? I know that we have to just keep pushing forward, the question is…HOW? I think I will start by writing.