And… *POOF* another year goes by…

WOW… Mom and Dad were right. The older you get, the faster time goes by…

It seems like one minute, it is 2020 and we are all hunkering down in place, another minute, we are able to go about or business, the next minute, we are in the middle of 2022.

Sheesh! Talk about time travel, time warps and paradoxes. Going to work, coming home to dinner, then to bed early. I see what friends were saying about seeing my house in the daylight.

Seriously, while we did not have Covid (that we know of), we have felt the effects of it. A friend of mine calls it, “Covid-PTSD”. It felt real. Isolation at the beginning of 2022, afraid to go outside, even to the store. Being “essential” was almost a punishment because you went out, and there was almost no one on the roads… at least, not like it was. I hyper-burned out of a job and sent the wrong email to the right people (or the right email to the wrong people). Everything else was shut down or limited, and finding something was a chore, even when it was a quick trip to the supermarket.

I really found out a lot of myself during this time. How much I loved to people watch. Going to events, how much my family meant to me. Chosen, work and blood family. Seeing people in Teams, Skype or Zoom was the “new normal;” and I didn’t like it.

We had lost a couple of our fur-kids along the way, too. One, who I had adopted as an adult, was with me for nine years. I am guessing he was 16-17. The other, was adopted as a kitten and The Huz had him for 15 years. We miss them both.

Fast forward some time, we are still in the same house, taken on some new things, strengthened some relationships, made some new ones, and let others go their own way and wished them well.

So here we are a year later. A little older, a little wiser, being jaded has its perks… but not as much fun. Here’s to another year.

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