During the Cold War, so called, the country of Chile, which is a long strip of land running for hundreds of miles along the west coast of South America hemmed in by the Andes mountains on the east and the Pacific Ocean on the west was a prime target for takeover by the communists. Some people I worked for were very interested in it because of its strategic importance in Latin America. The Chile political system wavered. The U S government was anxious. So one day I found myself in Santiago, the capital.
I absolutely appreciate the convenience of digitalized books. Download a couple hundred to your phone or Kindle, head off on some far-flung backpacking adventure across the country, and you can rest easy in your tent knowing your favorite stories can be recalled with a simple flick of your thumb.
My humans say I’m becoming a little lady now, so I think it may be time to start working on my manners. I’ve already taken some steps.
I know there is a lot of anxiety around right now. From wearing masks, to not wearing masks, from home school, virtual learning, and in-person classes to fighting allergies and nagging coughs that are not COVID-19 related. I get it: we are all anxious about SOMETHING right now.
Sometimes it’s good to sit back and think about the good things you have going for you in life. I do this every few months or so when I start to feel like I’m not where I want to be at this point in my life. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in where you should be, but you have to appreciate what you have.