Dictionary Prompt: Jaded

Jaded: worn, blase, tired, weary, dulled, exhausted

What an interesting first Dictionary Prompt to start my new page!

I have been keeping to myself, both physically distanced and verbally opinionated, during this pandemic, mainly because I feel so badly, and somewhat guilty, that I am one of the few doing quite well. The pandemic has not ‘jaded’ me, at least not yet and it has been about 10 months since I was sent out of the office to work from home.

As mentioned elsewhere, I have lost weight, lost inches, gained time by no longer driving an hour and half commute each way, saved money on gas and wear and tear on the car, sleeping a full 8 hrs, and can focus better on my work.

So many of my friends and family have had difficulties; losing jobs, losing loved ones and cannot say a proper goodbye, i.e. surrounded by friends and family, hospitalizations/surgeries having to recoup alone, already stressed holidays are no longer the simple ‘what dish do I bring’ or ‘what present to buy’ but can we get together safely and see one another. Co-workers are creating groups and interest pages in a rapid-fire pace to keep in constant contact with one another to desperately find noramalcy.

Poor Goose just started working in the Autumn of 2020 as an R.N., a degree she worked tirelessly to obtain, and just after being hired, the pandemic hit. An already stressful career now overtaken by contaminated patients and the possibility of bringing it home and the burden of saying a final goodbye to more strangers than any young person should.

So although 2020 can be seen as quite a ‘jaded’ year for most, I am thankful it has not yet impacted me.

Give it to me straight....I can take it

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