June 30, 2020
It’s June 30th in this very very weird year of 2020. It’s now half over and except for the month of March (when Covid really hit hard) has gone quickly. Here are a few miscellaneous things going on right now, or items of note.
I’m doing another No Buy July. No real reason, though our Amazon purchases have started creeping up again. I don’t need more stuff, so I’m not going to buy any more stuff (except the necessities - food, shelter, personal care.)
I’m taking a break from Facebook, maybe for good, definitely for July. Reading this Washington Post article and realizing how toxic Facebook is was the final straw.
Reading this Journal of Accountancy article is a good reminder - even though we might not be able to take a vacation this year due to Covid, we should still take time off and relax, recharge, and just get away from work for awhile.
Late last year I started a “100 Things List”. They are big and small - travel related, books to read, movies to see, or experiences (like roasting my own coffee beans). Note: I just added #100 recently, take your time with it. With extra time at home I’ve been working my way through some of these, albeit the smaller ones. My favorites so far have been either exploring more hiking trails around the area or building a raised garden bed and watching the plants grow. No produce yet, but hopefully later this summer we’ll start picking. As I get older, I realize if I want to to new things, I need to prioritize. Just writing these down have helped - giving myself a certain permission to explore.
We have blazed through the first 4+ seasons of Lost - first w/our son, then our daughter started watching the last couple weeks. It’s been fun to watch it again, with them, and it’s aged pretty well.
I’ve started cutting back reading about the Covid-19 pandemic. At this point we know what we should be doing - wearing masks in public places, social distancing, staying home if possible - but much of America is not doing it (because, #Freedom). Public pressure have caused government leaders to “open up” the economy too soon. Now we are seeing record numbers of daily cases and over 120k people have died. It is really frustrating the level of selfishness shown by certain politicians, which then trickles down and causes mistrust of health officials or confusion. Which drives the United States to be number 1 in Covid cases and deaths. Meanwhile other countries that wear a damn mask are opening back up and have virtually no cases.
Here’s to the rest of 2020!