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The Virus Year

I do not like being under “stay at home” orders. I especially don’t like that the end of that period is a moving target.

On the other hand, I really don’t want to deal with a potentially fatal illness. A friend of mine, her husband, and daughter, contracted COVID-19. Thank goodness, they recovered. The story of her experience with the virus is pretty awful and inspires me to be safer.

I’d love to say that I’ve been productive, but it would depend on segmenting my activities. Writing has taken a back seat. I resigned from my job after almost two years of soul-searching and being thrust into a situation with no work/life balance. I’ve taken to job hunting, and it’s my main focus for the time being.

That’s about all that’s going on these days, not mentioning the hunt for groceries and toilet paper.

Authors have imagined pandemics and scared the schnitzel out of readers for years. Who could have imagined that we’d end up living through one. It’s crazy, really crazy.

I hope we all come out of this year wiser, more appreciative of toilet paper, and able to be more compassionate with one another.

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