Elephant in the room, y’all – it’s January 2nd. Like many things on A Flimsy Plan, I’m just a little bit late with this post on my 2023 Word of the Year.
Admittedly, my last two days have been… unexpected. They were, in many ways, the perfect capstone to last year’s word of the year – Open. I had intended to spend both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day having quiet time with myself (including my yearly solo special dinner on New Year’s Day), but that wasn’t what ended up happening. And I’m absolutely okay with that… and the fact that this post is late.
I’m less okay with the fact that someone backed their lifted SUV into my car outside the Arts Commons parkade on NYE because they decided to drive backwards out of the parkade. But you can’t have all things, I guess. Not everything can be okay at all times.
My friends, welcome to 2022! It is the first day of January, it’s a balmy -15 degrees outside (5 degrees Fahrenheit for those Americans out there), and I’m feeling super positive about the future.
Okay, yes, the Covid outside is Covid-y. (Omicron has hit my province, just like pretty much everywhere in Canada.) And I’m not quite sure how that’s going to impact various areas of my professional life. But my employment is stable and safe, and I know how lucky I am even during challenging times. So I’m not going to complain.
Any, hey, I didn’t have to get any emergency dental work done during the Christmas break this year! And I was able to get into and out of my parking spot as needed for the entire break.