Vaccinated #SOL21 #Day12

I have never been so excited to get a shot as I was today.
Watching the nurse prep the needle. Waiting for injection.
Knowing that one day a new normal may come to fruition.
Not sure if I’ll ever be comfortable in super large crowds again.
Will I ever go to a concert? To wine fest? To a bar? To… you name the place with lots of people?
Will I always want to wear a mask when in the store or in large groups? Maybe.

Yet I’m happy because this means I can hug again soon. I can see my family more. Perhaps have in person meetings again.
Will things change? Yes – we’ve learned a lot so it won’t be like it was a year ago. It will always be different.
But that may be a good thing, right?

Sometimes the bad has to happen for the good to rise. Sometimes we need to feel pain to then find joy. Sometimes we hit rock bottom in order to soar.
Life circumstances happen. They teach us so much. And we move onward.

Yet with all of this I was never so happy to get a shot

4 thoughts on “Vaccinated #SOL21 #Day12

  1. I’m right there with you- not a tolerable shot person but loved the past two! I am fully vaccinated now and it feels like absolute freedom even though I’m still as safe as ever! Enjoy the liberation to come in six weeks! I love your ending, “Sometimes the bad has to happen for the good to rise. Sometimes we need to feel pain to then find joy. Sometimes we hit rock bottom in order to soar.”

  2. You bring up such an interesting fact… this is probably the only shot we worked so hard to get and was so happy to receive. I hope you don’t have a bad reaction and if you do, it’s quick. I felt awful for days after the second shot. But, it’s so worth it as you expressed so elegantly in your slice today.

  3. “Yet with all of this I was never so happy to get a shot.” I can’t wait to be able to say this myself! I totally get all of your hesitancy about returning to the before behaviors- not sure how comfortable I will feel either…You expressed it all so clearly.

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