Gosh it is hot here in S Cal with three days of extreme heat warnings and possible power outages. Tomorrow it is supposed to be 100 here in my coastal plane town and many degrees hotter inland. Once again I give great thanks to the inventor of air conditioning.
I’ve been thinking about what new experiences I can credit to the pandemic and came up with a short list. Zoom of course. Little or no wait for doctors appointments. Getting a professional haircut in my garage. Fancy take out including a cocktail in a plastic bottle. Lots of shortages in the grocery and drugstore for months. Wearing a mask and having a collection of them. Quickly using a state rest stop while wearing a mask and gloves and supplying my own toilet paper. Tracking infection and death rate public health scorecards. Having surgery with no loved one being able to wait with me before and after. Handing off my dog in the parking lot for vet visits. There are probably a few more but that captures the last six months on the new experiences side. We all know the losses side of the equation.
Trying to feel like my days aren’t just oozing away from me has led me to creating a must do and want to do plan for the day. It really helped today in that I feel like I used my day pretty well. Going to keep trying that short term focus approach.