What do I know….

I’m going down
Follow if you want I won’t just hang around
Like you’ll show me where to go
I’m already out
A foolproof idea, so don’t ask me how
To get started, it’s all uncharted
~ Sara Bareilles, Uncharted

It’s pretty lonely right now. I am at high risk for catching COVID. Call me a sheeple, but yes, I’m hunting the vaccine now. My official window opens tomorrow. Maybe I’ll be fortunate enough to find a spot. I know not everyone agrees with vaccination. It is not a difficult decision in this house.

My family has been protecting me for the last year. I rarely go out and then only to places that have low risk. Of course, I go to my doctor’s appointments. Sometimes I go grocery shopping. Say what? We shop during off peak hours at a military grocery store where people understand that it may not make sense but they do it anyway. An odd side perk of being part of a military family.

I think a lot about life “before” and life “after.” I’m pretty sure “before” is a memory that will tap me on the shoulder every once in a while. It’s the “after” that is uncharted and promises to be interesting. I have tickets to a concert tentatively scheduled for July 8. I really hope I can go. I’d like to see No Shoes Nation having fun again. People watching should be declared a sport.

There you have it. Uncharted. No one can predict the future. I can hope to see my concert, but that decision will be made in a few months. I hope I get to see my family this summer. It’s been over a year since I’ve seen most of them. It’s a bit exciting and scary at the same time. Uncharted.