I don’t know about you all, but 2020 has been a tad bit rough for me. Between COVID-19, the Black Lives Matter movement, all of the deaths, and me gaining weight, it’s been a lot. I really cannot wait for this year to be over, so that I can get my much-needed reset. 2019 left me on such a high and I expected that to be carried over into 2020. I should have known that it was going to be a bad year when Koby Bryant passed in January. Honestly, since then it has been a downward spiral.
Although 2020 has been mostly dreary, it hasn’t been all bad. I could be stuck in much worse places during this pandemic, but I am on the beautiful island of Crete in Greece. Greece isn’t as convenient as a lot of the other places that I’ve lived, it isn’t even my favorite place, but it’s doable. I am only going to be here for one year which is the shortest time that I’ve been at a duty station so far. Unfortunately, I am not able to see a lot of the places that I wanted to see while I’m here. I didn’t even make it to Santorini or Mykonos, but I’m okay with that. I can always travel back here later, or just be content with my Crete experience. This is a beautiful island with a lot to offer as well.
Okay, so I started this post months ago, and I have way more to add to the 2020 blues now. I’m even stuck in the house for the past 14 days on self-isolation. Some of my friends tested positive for COVID and since I had close contact with them I had to self-isolate well, even though I tested negative. This sucks! When I was on quarantine with everyone else…that was different, but having to be home by myself knowing that other people were out there living life, I do not like at all. I don’t know if I’m so anxious right now because I’m ready to leave here. There are so many things that I need to do at work, but I can’t because I can’t go to work. Anywho, tomorrow is my last day of being banned from the base. I’ve been fine this whole time, and I have no symptoms. My 30th birthday is two weeks away from tomorrow, and due to COVID I will not be celebrating as I planned to when this year first started, but that’s okay. Next month I will be going home to spend some much needed time with my family, so I’ll celebrate then. I just wanted to catch you all up on what’s going on in my life thus far. Make sure you check out my Youtube channel as well. Be blessed and stay positive ya’ll! I’m trying my best as well.