So there’s a little AZ flowing in the AB.
Smile aside, this was not a decision I made easily. Like so many others, I’ve been torn on what to do. I’m a Libra and it’s written in my star chart, I weigh pros and cons and agonize over committing. This week in Alberta they opened up the AstraZeneca vaccine to 40+ which put the pressure on to make a decision. So today I stopped at a random walk in clinic and was back out in 10 minutes. It happened that fast.
Here’s what pushed me, a mom who doesn’t live in pandemic fear nor get the flu shot, to the tipping point of getting that first dose: I’m tired. I’m tired of still living like this a year later with no end in sight. I’m tired of watching my kids navigate their years of school and socialization in these unrealistic circumstances, facing two week quarantines for simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time. I’m tired of not being at the rugby field and thinking about a 3 minute time slot graduation ceremony. I’m tired of watching hard working locals lose their businesses. I miss my friends and throwing parties and dancing in a crowd to live music. And most of all, I miss my Grandparents who celebrated 61 years of marriage yesterday in BC and all I could do was call and send flowers. Again. I miss seeing my mom who struggles with Parkinson’s and needs my support after a surgery gone wrong. I miss my in-laws and my bestie in NB who live in a mandated bubble. I feel like Alice on the wrong side of the glass. So if this poke in the arm means I can get back to travel and family and concerts and seeing my kids grow up without worry, without restrictions, even one moment sooner, then it was worth it. ❤️ ... See more