Like everybody else, the pandemic is "top of mind" 24 x 7 for me. I'm writing to help myself not internalize all of it. You can find other posts in the series at https://odonnellweb.com/pelican/tag/coronavirus.html
I stumbled into this wonderful thing on Twitter today, and in lieu of putting any deep effort in to writing something meaningful about it, I’m just going to share it here.
Actually, I think I did write something meaningful about that already. I wrote this 3 years ago.
I've slowly come to the realization over the last couple of years that stuff doesn't make me happy...How am I going to fill the stuff void in my life? With experiences. Hopefully a fair amount of those experiences will be really exciting trips. However, everyday life presents plenty of opportunities to focus more on experiences, even if the experience is just a walk in the park with your sweetie. There is so much to do and experience around us, no matter where we live. So we'll be getting out of the house doing stuff that doesn't end in us acquiring anything but an experience, and maybe some pictures; or maybe a nice meal or a couple of drinks at a friendly pub.
About that getting out of the house doing stuff bit…
Also, today is the 20th anniversary of the day Oops!...I Did It Again was unleashed on the world. Britney was probably the last performer to have the kind of impact she did with both a debut album and a follow up that lived up to expectations. This history of her early career is interesting and worth reading if you are old enough to remember life at the turn of the millennium. I had forgotten, or maybe never actually realized, just how inane the “story” in the video was.
I’m taking tomorrow off from work, my first day off this year. I’m going to go for a walk in the woods with a pretty girl.