2020 bites - we can all agree with this. For me, it’s the fact that all my rides have canceled and being a card carrying hypochondriac, every time I cough I start planning for the worst case scenario but beyond that … I don’t know. You all know that I’m not a hugger and I really don’t care so much for shaking hands either (you just never know what they touched last). I also could give a rip for sports and I would rather watch a movie in my own living room than a theater. And concerts, I hate them … same with malls and places where a lot of people gather. So, this part of the pandemic works rather well for me. Just saying.
I’m also fostering my friend’s cat. The cat’s name is McKenzie but I call her Bubba. My friend was visiting in Des Moines this last weekend and didn’t pick up the cat, but … Bubba and I have grown close and I’m fine with her staying. I feel somehow that she is a pandemic refugee. The universe decided for some reason that we need to be together. She helped to cure me from the PTSD I had from an evil cat I had for 5 months a couple of years ago (he bit and scratched me constantly. I lost a lot of blood and swore off animals for the rest of my life …)
This is it though … this adult pause in my life has forced me to relearn and appreciate life differently. Obviously with the cat but more importantly, maybe I’ll be hugger after this. Who knows?* As we are forced to accept the new normal, perhaps our perceptions will also change. Maybe I’ll start to eat salads and look forward to concerts and baseball games … *.
What has changed in your perspective? If this pandemic pause hasn’t forced you to see things differently, look again.