I wrote a post mid-pandemic about all of my “lasts” before lockdown.
I was reminded of this today when I was reminded that my last major public event was on Leap Day in 2020. I went with my daughter to the filming of ESPN’s College Game Day on her campus. Maryland basketball has not been good since then. A writer I follow recently asked for people’s stories of the day the world shut down.
I’m ready to forget the lasts and get started on my firsts.
Note: I know people will say we are not post-pandemic, but I think we are now in the endemic stage, so the terminology works for me.
I did false start firsts right after the vaccines when cases were low. My now seemingly defunct book club had a couple of in-person meetings.
I have had my first in-person meeting of the community book club I joined.
I’m ready for my first post-pandemic concert. If all goes according to plan that will likely be the Rock the Dam concert in my hometown in July.
If I had friends I would be ready for in-person get-togethers with friends.
I’m ready to crash the pub quiz at the library conference in May.
I’m ready to get back to living again.
Now I just need to get a life.