I am fully vaccinated. That feels great. It feels freeing. It feels like I successfully navigated one of the most dangerous situations I’ve ever been in.
But it also feels weird. I was an early mask adopter, and after a year plus of wearing a mask in public, I’m not all that anxious to get rid of it. There are actually things I like about masks. For instance, I’ve always been a little self-conscious about the way my mouth is shaped and the way my teeth look. Masks are great if you have that problem!
Also, from what I understand, incidents of flu were way down this past winter and I can’t help but think that masks have their place. I’m getting older and flu is more dangerous for me than it used to be, so I like the protection they offer even if we’re not in a pandemic.
Anyway, I have to, just like everyone else has to, figure out how to navigate how masks will be a part of my life from this point forward. As if I needed another fashion decision to make at my age! I don’t have any answers yet, but it’s something I’m thinking about.
I’m just throwing this up here because I’m thinking about it and maybe there’s others who are thinking about it, too. I came for the content, I stayed for the comments.