Monday, February 15, 2021

At This Time of the Year Last Year

Monday, February 15, 2021

I remember exactly how I felt at this time of the year last year. I was anxious and excited about our upcoming trip to Central and South America—anxious because of the outbreak of a new virus that's been spreading from China and excited because I'd be with D again. I used to keep track of the incidence of the virus in the countries we'll go to or pass through. I scoured the Internet for articles about travel safety, restrictions, and requirements. I imagined all of the things that could possibly go wrong and hinder our trip. I prepared myself for everything that might happen. But I didn't anticipate that the virus, which was then mostly concentrated in Asia, would be that catastrophic. And at no time did I think that my montlong vacation would be extended and that I'd spend almost a year stranded in a foreign country. I wasn't prepared for that. I did not expect that being stuck in Costa Rica would turn out to be one great adventure. But we never prepare for an adventure, do we? While we're in it, we simply need to embrace it along with the discomfort, uncertainty, and novelty that come with it.

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