I was so happy to see these daffodils on my walk this morning, turning their faces to warm in the sun … it felt nice to turn my face toward it, too. and that feels like the perfect metaphor to say Hello to March!
Trying hard … to stay focused. which mostly means having the courage to simply say “no” to most of the new things that come across my path.
practically Giddy … that I dropped off our tax information with the accountant this afternoon. also Glad the pile of papers came together in much less time than I thought it would. and now I need to be careful that the space that’s opened up in my brain and on my calendar doesn’t fill up with more stuff …trying hard…
Imagining … when it might be our turn for the vaccine, and what life might look like after that. Pantsuit Politics‘ weekly newsletter included this really great metaphor from a listener:
In March of 2020, because of the virus, we all found ourselves forced into boats on the sea. My family is in our own little boat floating along this sea. We can see others in their boats around us and we all seem to be going in the same direction, but because of this virus, we’re all in our own boats.
Currently, some of the boats have seen the land on the horizon and are readying the anchors with the advent of that first vaccine shot. Others, like my parents who are fully vaccinated, not only have their anchors down, they’re on the shore now. How amazing!
But at this point, for my own family, we cannot see the land. We’re in the doldrums where the sun comes up and then goes down, but still no land in sight. We’re going the same direction as the other boats were, and we have hope that we’ll get there soon, but we’re just not there yet.
I feel like we are starting to glimpses of land. and of course our boat has been tethered with Katie’s so it hasn’t been just me and Marc. We both know lots of folks who have now received both shots. My neighborhood bookclub is planning an in-person meeting this month … and the plan for if the weather’s bad is to just move indoors (and I’m not sure how “socially distanced” they’ll be even if they are outside). I think my church might be opening in a very limited way in May. and we are just not there. I’m not sure that even if we were both vaccinated we’d be there. This whole transition is going to be weird. and hard. and require every bit of imagination we can muster. (and also plenty of grace.)
looking Forward … to Sara moving back to Atlanta! April 1! She’s starting a new job (working remotely for the foreseeable future) and has decided to make Atlanta home again. Honestly, looking forward is an understatement. I am positively giddy!
Wishing you the best weekend available … and sunshine – even the metaphorical kind! – to warm your face.