Hello—long time, no talk! I have been really, really busy at work—and probably will be for the rest of the year!—but am still trying to make time to write some blogposts when I can. I thought it would be fun to do a life lately post since these are always fun to write and a good way to give y’all a rundown of a lot of different parts of my life.
First, let me say that I am living for the warmer temperates we have been having the last month or so. It’s seriously made my outlook on life so much brighter—especially after this winter when the colder temps really put a damper on my social life. In the DC area, we’ll still get a colder day here and there, but I am hoping that now we are into May, it’s sunny and 70+ from here on out–a girl can hope, right? We are expecting the Brood X cicadas to join us any day now, but I am hoping their visit is quick. I remember the last time they came, I was in the 7th grade and let me jus tell you, 13 year old boys a cicadas do not mix. It feels more Biblical this time around, as we’re in the midst of a plague with the locust emerging.
Anyway—here’s a little look at my life lately! I’ve also been making some changes around my apartment as I got my balcony all set up for summer and bought a new mattress—so look forward to some more apartment content as soon as I can shoot some photos for those posts.
I GOT THE VACCINE! /
You guys—shot girl summer is happening! I got the vaccine!
Ironically enough, back in mid-March, I was texting with my friend Molly and told her I was going to start looking for a way to get the vaccine. While we were texting, I got an email from Arlington County saying it was my turn to register for a vaccine slot. I was able to get one on a Friday afternoon and it was a very exciting day. I went to a community center here in Arlington for my first dose and it was such an organized process—very similar to a Chick Fit A drive-thru. They clapped for you once you got your shot and it was such an emotional experience. With my first dose, I didn’t really have any side effects; I had a sore arm for like 24 hours and that was about it.
Several weeks later when I was eligible for my second dose, I was able to register at a different community center in Arlington. Having heard that the side effects for dose two were worse, I was a little nervous about everything going in. Luckily, I was able to schedule my appointment for a Saturday—we’ve just had so much going on at work, while my team would be so supportive of a sick day, it just stressed me out too much! I started hydrating really well with water and gatorade about an hour before my shot and then kept it up after, and I think that really helped. I was very fatigued and slept like 12 hours straight. But when I woke up, I felt fine and never had any other symptoms. The anticipation was definitely worse than the actual event! (I got the Pfizer vaccine and never had Covid to my knowledge.)
As soon as you can get the vaccine, I encourage you to do so!
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