If the pandemic ended tomorrow, what would you do?
Jump for joy! Celebrate! Hug all my friends! Hug all my enemies! (Would anyone even have an enemy in a pandemic-free world? With all that happiness? Not likely.) But seriously, we’ve all missed out on so many things we were looking forward to. Maybe we should make lists and prioritize.
Here are some of the things I will want to do:
Help my daughter plan her wedding. Her boyfriend proposed a year ago, and the plan was to be married by now. But Covid.
Travel. But first my hubby needs to get stronger. (We were supposed to go to my fifty-year high school reunion in New Jersey this past August, but Covid.) Maybe Singapore, even if we don’t leave the airport. (You saw this yesterday if you follow my Creative Juice. If you don’t, why not?)
Have a dinner party. We didn’t do a family Thanksgiving dinner. I don’t know what we’ll do for Christmas. But I’d love to have a big blast when the pandemic’s over.
Go to a writer’s conference. It’s been ages since I’ve been to one.
Go on a writer’s retreat. I actually dreamt about that this week. I need some undisturbed writing time.
Rejoin all my activities that got canceled. Like church choir and handbell choir, the Piecemakers quilting ministry, and Phoenix International Folk Dancers.
See all my friends whom I’ve only seen on Facetime and Zoom for so long.
Get a mani pedi.
Go to the movies.
Go out for dinner.
Go to the library.
Retail therapy. At a physical store. Trying on clothes.
Go hiking. I could probably do that now. The parks were closed for a while. A couple of weeks ago I drove to South Mountain Park, and the entire parking lot was packed. Duh—I went on a Sunday. I should have known better. So much for social distancing. I left and walked around the neighborhood instead.
Now it’s your turn. What are you looking forward to doing when there are no longer any restrictions? Share in the comments below.
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If you’re as old as me, perhaps you’re discouraged that the ideal of the American dream that we grew up with has degenerated into nightmare capitalism, where the rich grow richer and everyone else grows poorer. It’s time for a reset. I am so looking forward to reading this new book and hopeful for a new direction for our country and the world.
Monoprinting tutorial. I’ve never done this. I would have to buy supplies. Maybe I will someday. Or I could request this stuff from Santa. . .