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Living in the year of COVID-19


2020, this year, this year was going to be great. Matt and I made a bunch of travel plans to celebrate him becoming debt free, my 30th birthday and our wedding anniversary. We knew that 2020 was going to be a busy year. Filled with family vacations, weddings and just because travel now we could comfortably afford to do more than just a day trip. We just knew that this year was going to be amazing and we were so excited for the adventures we had planned. Well jokes on us because COVID-19 happened and I don’t think any amount of crisis planning could have prepared us for this pandemic.

I know we are not the only ones whose travel plans were interrupted. In fact there is some comfort in knowing that you’re not the only one. What’s tragic if not terrifying is the long term effects this is having on the world and not knowing when this will end or if it will.

We’ve reached the point where if we need to go resupply masks or facial coverings must be worn in public. I don’t know about you guys but I’m scared to leave the house. Living on a Boy Scout camp far(by far I mean more than a 20 minute drive) from an urban environment used to drive me crazy. But now, camp is my comfort. Phineas and I hike multiple times a day, work outside and prep dinner on time. Social Distant life may not have been the 2020 Matt and I imagined, it’s the new “normal” and I’m glad to be isolating with Matt and Phineas.

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