Last week marked one year of quarantine for me. My daughter and I were in LA for two weeks to visit colleges. We were a week into the trip, three colleges done, and were spending a couple of days in Disneyland before visiting the last two. You know what happens next …….everything starts shutting down, the colleges cancel the tours, and we’re told Disneyland is closing the next day. So I change our flights and we stay at Disneyland till they kick us out. Once home we settle in for a couple of weeks of quarantine.
As with everyone, this year has been tough on me. I’m an extrovert. I get my energy from being around people. Newly divorced, this was the first hard economic time I’d ever had to figure out alone. I also had a torn rotator cuff that was scheduled to be fixed when we returned from the trip. With all elective surgeries canceled, the constant pain on top of the isolation just about wrecked me. I had some dark days this winter.