Thinks back on 2020. Decides it requires more time and reflection to adequately post.
Willow ,'Empty Places'
Goodbye and Good Riddance 2020: Do Not Taunt Happy Fun Year
Take stock, reflect, butch, moan, vent. We are all here for it.
This year sucks for a lot of ways. But I'm gonna list some good things: I got to spend 2 months hanging out with my brother, SIL, & nephews in Colorado, being the cool aunt and introducing them to Hamilton and Star Trek. My sister retired. We voted the orange menace out of the White House. Bruce Springsteen and The Chicks each released a new album. I fell into ST:Disco, which has been much fun. My dog is doing well in agility, and has not had a recurrence of her cancer. I discovered the joys of LL Bean sweatpants-joggers.
My team at work is going to have a call every other Monday starting next Monday and the first topic is "How did 2020 impact you?" and I'm just like, no, there is too much, I can't even sum up. I may be able to eventually here...
I am too scared to reflect on 2020 until it's all over. Agree with thread name!
I think I can start with some good things:
I moved to Baltimore, my parents moved to CA, I got a job a month before my severance ran out, I sold my house before it went on the market, parents sold their house, I adopted Miley.
WHERE DOES ONE EVEN BEGIN WITH 2020
Although I do appreciate that we had a long tradition of hating years before it was cool.
Trump getting voted out was definitely the best thing that happened for me.
I was not a fan of how the year started with Tim's unexpected heart surgery, except I *do* love how his doctor caught the mitral valve damage so early that it was repaired before it could cause any permanent damage. So I guess I put that in the win column for 2020.
Also, 2020 brought us 2 new great-nieces and 1 new great-nephew, and although family gatherings are severely curtailed, new babies are still awesome.
I got an enormous increase for my freelance rate for 2021, which was a definite unexpected good thing from 2020.
Because of quarantine, I've seen several shows from musicians I love, because they turned to livestreaming since concerts were cancelled. I've seen Lyle Lovett livestreaming maybe 4 times now (5 next week with motherfucking Elvis Costello, HOLY BALLS), and there's no way in a regular year I'd get to see him perform more than once. So I appreciate the opportunities that have come about from musicians figuring out how to still perform during a pandemic.
And god YES, the election.
Oh! Also the prospect of a coronavirus vaccine starting to be rolled out some time this month. That will be good.
That's...more good things than I thought I was going to post when I started typing. Wow!