“For me it has been______.” You fill in the blank. In fact you could probably fill in many blanks. And yet, I am beginning to notice fewer and fewer blanks being filled. Instead I’m hearing a clique, often as a summary to a conversation: ‘Well, let’s face it, the pandemic changed everything….’ This followed by hands being thrown up—“What are we going to do!”—not ending with a question mark but with an exclamation mark of futility.
I’m need to watch out for this in my own conversation and thinking. I’m not going to let myself get away with blaming my lethargy, discontentment, misunderstanding, and fear on the pandemic and leave it as an excuse to throw up my hands and do nothing.