With more facemasks, sanitizers, and latex gloves than I know what to do with, I still get the ever so faint impulse to stock up and buy more. Or, maybe it’s time to start eating away at my stockpile of nonperishables? Needless to say, I developed some habits from last year that are still hard to let go of—the reinforced appreciation for proper hygiene and personal space will stick with me for a while. More than that, I want to remain aware of how this challenging time seemed to coax the best out of me.
The previous years have been a blur of constantly working toward career and financial security. And finally, finally! At the end of 2019, I reached a point where I could shift gears toward more personal endeavors. I wanted to have fun! 2020 was going to be the year to reap those rewards and enjoy some of those fruits of my labor. With the pandemic standing in the way of those dreams, what was I to do? I tried to make the best of it.