To everyone in all corners of the world, Merry Christmas!!! I hope that today on this holiday season we enjoy the company of those we share the same roof with. For many years in my family since I was little, it is and still is a tradition to go to my grandmother home to have a Christmas dinner and open present with the rest of my cousin. The Christmas dinner is the traditional mexican food, tamales, rice and beans and ham. Top it off with dessert, my grandmother top secret cake. It the one thing everyone looks forward to eating since this is the only time of year she make it.
With COVID-19 this will be the first year she will not be having this Christmas dinner. It kind of sad, but it better safe then sorry. Having everyone safe and not someone or everyone getting sick. I always have a positive feeling when going and seeing my cousins and the next generation in the family. Kids running around, a smile on their face opening presents. Seeing that, takes me back when my cousins and I were doing the exact same thing so00000000 many years ago. Sitting on the exact same floor, running through the hallways, eating at the exact same table in the same room. I will and willing to wait until next year to continue on with this family tradition.
The journey isn’t over yet, even as we soon to welcome in a new year, but hopefully 2021 isn’t as depressing and rough as 2020. As we approach the last few days of 2020, many of us will be reflecting on this journey that we’ve all been experiencing, the pandemic. Its been a tough journey for everyone and it will be one that will never be forgotten. Who would have thought that we would be able to say that we lived threw a pandemic and add it to our life resume experience.
Since the beginning of the year I’ve not only been blogging about this pandemic and my personal experience like many bloggers around the world, but I’ve also been keeping a journal. Writing and sketching. It something that has kept me mentally focus since this whole pandemic started and we entered a world of social distancing and wearing a mask. Looking threw my journal entries, am still unsure how to process and reflect what has happen these past 9 months. Am still unsure how this pandemic has effected me, personally. Has it change me? Have I grown? Is that kind of strange? Maybe two years from now, I know, but am sure re-reading my journal entries and my blog posting will be interesting. From the beginning of the pandemic when I was looking for a job, when the world was hoarding and looking for toilet paper, my birthday, finding a job was possible during a pandemic to the present day.
Where ever you may be reading this post, I hope you are well. Please, seek help if you are struggle during these tough time.
Happy Thanksgiving!!! I know not everyone celebrate this holiday, but this year with this pandemic still looming over our head, it make it extra special. I understand for some people that may not be the case. This COVID19 has taken the life of many and has made 2020 stressful. Even though 2020 has been hard for everyone around the world, I think we can all be grateful for one thing. I know am just grateful for being with my family and having a job. Someone I follow on social media posted this quote awhile back that I like and I think it has meaning on this Thanksgiving day and everyday that we are fighting this pandemic.
“Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.” ~ unknown.