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Would you like to know a secret? One that has to do with my word of the year, simplify, and with the plans I made in the beginning of 2020?
Well here it is: On the first day of spring I was planning to go on an extended hiatus from this blog.
Yes, I was all set to say *hasta la vista* to this blog and take spring + summer off, living simply as it were. Then I was going to come back to the blogosphere in the fall, with more bounce in my pounce.
With a new sense of purpose and direction.
A whole new me.
BUT THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN, DID IT?
Instead, as you may remember, the country shut down the week before my intended *see ‘ya later* meaning that Z-D began working from home [8 months now!] and I realized that personal blogging was going to be a good thing to do in the upcoming months.
Something positive to do.
Something normal and reassuring.
So, stating the obvious here, I kept this blog going and have continued to show up with my usual flapdoodle and twaddle, interspersed with helpful hints [I guess], and augmented with a modicum of snark.
Because I can.
And because I wanted to.
However, 2020 has exhausted me both mentally and spiritually. I will not lie.
And because I sense this upcoming holiday season is going to be stressful, zapping my energy in new ways while testing my patience with ill-mannered people, I’ve decided to call it a year, a few weeks early.
Thus I’m out of here until 2021, intending to return with a new word of the year and with a renewed sense of focus. Or maybe it’ll be the *same old same old* word and the *same old same old* focus. I don’t know yet for sure. Who’s to say?
I just know I’m tired, in need of a break from writing.
Stay safe, everyone. Please be here when I get back.
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When Holiday and Pandemic Stress Collide via Psychology Today
How to fight ‘Covid fatigue’ as America heads for a deadly winter via The Guardian
Do you have coronavirus ‘caution fatigue’? via Fox News
COVID-19 is not tired of us, says WHO chief via Yahoo! News
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