The view of Horse-tooth Reservoir up at my childhood home.
It’s quarantine day 397... JK. It’s week three here of working remotely, and week two of social distancing. I’ve been held up at home in Fort Collins with family, and it’s been rather nice all things considered. I’ve been going for more runs in the afternoon and doing strength training in the morning. Family dinners every night, and lots of hikes and board games.
It’s still a really scary and uncertain time right now, but as I was running today it made me remember how amazing some of the little things are that we take for granted. Like the ability to run, and a beautiful area...one of life‘s super simple pleasures. I’m grateful for the health of my family and myself, and good friends to FaceTime. I’m grateful for gracious coworkers, and a boss who still goes above and beyond even virtually. I’m grateful to still have a job, I know many people don’t right now and there’s a lot of uncertainty.
Obviously staying home has given me a lot of time to think, and at first glance for an anxious extrovert that’s usually considered the worst possible thing. But as the weeks drag on, it’s nice to have this time to reflect and remember the little things that are important. Especially after a very rough couple of months, it’s nice to start to feel a little bit happy again.
To use the corporate lingo, we’re rounding out quarter one here as March comes to a close and April appears. And with that my 23rd birthday, though I’m not sure there’s a lot of celebration options right now with social distancing and quarantining. 23 sounds old. 21 is fun and young and 22 is slightly more refined than that. As Blink 182 said, nobody likes you when you’re 23.
When I was a kid, I thought 23 meant marriage and kids and having a life that I had completely together. Now I realize that nobody really grows up, nobody truly has it all together, and good God I’m very glad to not be a mom at 23. As I approach my mid-twenties, I’ve had quite a lot of time to think about how much I’ve grown over the last twelve months, how much has changed, and how much is still so incredibly unknown no matter how much I would like to make it certain.
But I’m trying to make myself more comfortable with that uncertainty, especially now being that the whole world it seems is in a state of uncertainty. It’s scary having an open book, with pages yet to be filled. So I’ve just been taking it one day at a time, as I’m sure many of you have. And in the meantime, I’m learning to enjoy the little certainties that life can offer, such as that after-work run or a call to your best friends.
There’s no real point to this blog, unfortunately, this week, I just wanted to share a little bit of my at-home thoughts with you all. One final note to leave you with, I sometimes like to look up the word of the day to add some new vocabulary to my life. This one felt like it hit home, so I’ll share it with you.
“Quixotic” - exceedingly idealistic; unrealistic and impractical.
This word seemed to resonate with me.
Anyways, I hope you all are staying well, healthy, and indoors. Sending good thoughts, let us hope this all passes soon. For those of you in Colorado, I highly encourage you to check out the Help Colorado Now foundation, they’re taking donations to help combat COVID-19 and they have a wide variety of corporate and innovation volunteers needed.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.