Pandemic Positives

I wrote this post last year. It’s been sitting in my drafts folder, I guess because I was waiting for more positives to occur to me. I added a few today, so I’m calling it done, and here it is.

  • I don’t have to travel to the office for work, and my employer has made several improvements to the telecommuting system, so my job is even easier now.
  • My monthly credit card bill is lower even though I’ve been spending money somewhat frivolously.
  • I’ve written a lot of blog posts.
  • I exercise nearly every day.
  • I spend more time with the kids. I like when they join me for my daily walks.
  • Marshall, who normally isn’t a big fan of school, thrives in the distance learning model. It would not be Livia’s first choice, but she is also doing well. They both have more time to do the things they like because they are not stuck on the bus for nearly an hour every morning and afternoon.
  • I am acutely aware of my privilege and wealth. That’s not in all ways a positive thing. It often makes me feel bad. But I also feel grateful and motivated to make positive changes in my life.
  • Life is relatively peaceful when you’re not running around all the time for work, shopping, school, and extracurricular activities. This slower pace suits me.
  • I can sleep in more.
  • I’ve been able to postpone buying a new car.

Those are some of the positives. I’m not going to mention the negatives. We know those all too well.

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