The 29th! eeek, where does the time go? I know I yabber on about it all the time, but seriously, where does it go? I hope you all managed to enjoy some time with family and/or friends through the holidays? Ours was very quiet. We have done a few day trips and also spent some time relaxing at home and gardening and watching TV.
So let’s take a look at this week’s SYW questions by Melanie, they last ones for 2020…
Pick three words to describe this past year. Definitely challenging, weird, sad. But in a strange way also a little wonderful. I know that sounds weird, but I think I learnt a lot about myself this year. I was also quite content for the most part in my bubble. My inner introvert enjoyed the solitude.
What were the best books you read this year? Or the best movie you saw? You know, I don’t think I finished a book all year. I know I picked up a few, but I just can’t seem to settle down to reading these days. 5 minutes in and I fall asleep. I prefer to listen to music or watch Netflix. I have been watching a lot of old stuff. The Complete series of Supernatural, Buffy (again), just started Angel (again), watched the Big Bang theory again. I felt I needed comforting shows (OK so the shows themselves might be a bit wacky) but they felt comforting knowing the characters and stuff.
Because there was lots of time for looking inward, what is one big personal lesson you learned this past year? I can take control and I can stand up for myself…weird huh? I don’t deal with confrontation well, sadly very passive aggressive, until provoked, I then turn nasty. Something I have been working on. Sadly someone has been pushing my buttons again this week. Time to step back and spend some quality ‘me-time’ again.
Do you think Covid has strengthened or weakened societal bonds? Honestly? I don’t think it has made much difference. We have negative numbers here and people are just going back to same old, same old. Kind of dumb. I have noticed not as many people shaking hands, hugging and kissing. But people are still flocking to areas and not socially distancing. NSW has suddenly had a spike which has spooked people, but nothing much has really changed.
What is a New Year’s Wish You’d Like To Share With the World? That this cure or vaccine or whatever for Covid works and gets to places it is really needed and quickly. I don’t want to go through our lockdown again. It would be nice to travel and see the world open back up. It’s so sad to see people getting so sick, dying and struggling with the after effects.
Here is hoping for a new year full of light and love and no Covid…