by Matilda Charles
What did we really ac- complish this past year? We have had time, certainly, with all these lockdown days, weeks, and months, to do any number of things.
After reviewing my year of COVID, I realize that I could have done so much more, had I only known just how long flattening the curve was actually going to take.
By my calculations, I could have accomplished the following:
I misjudged the coronavirus, seriously misjudged just how long it would be with us. I was certain that it would be gone by June. Then by September. Here we are, 15 months later, still wearing masks and staying home.
I’m determined not to let another year go by with so little to show for it. I’ve picked an interior paint color. Now I’ll order the paint and go collect it curbside at the hardware store. The first file of a new novel is ready, with Chapter 1 and a first paragraph. It’s a start. My Duolingo account is still there, holding my place where I left off long ago.
What did you do with the time?