Let’s talk about my experience with the COVID-19 vaccine, darling…
My life is changing for the better and I feel it in the air. Why? Because I had the COVID-19 vaccine shot a few days ago (see video above). For eleven months I have been in a funk because of my life in Elsewhere. And though I am fully aware that as a country we are not out of the woods, I am no longer afraid. One little prick in my arm lasting less than ten seconds gave me back the freedom and power to handle my life on my terms. I hope you will experience the same relief and the same joy.
Darling, on March 1st, 2021, the vaccine will be in full effect and I will be free to walk outside our condominium doors with my Ultimate Concierge and our pooch America. I will say with a big smile on my face and in a strong voice, “Hello world, here I am. Boy, have I missed you!”
My Stress Vanished
The feeling of jubilation did not hit me until my Ultimate Concierge and I arrived home from Rush Hospital. Our experience at Rush was so professional that it reminded me of a concierge service, total perfection.
Suddenly, and I mean suddenly, I felt as if a ton of bricks had been lifted off my shoulders. My stress vanished. I no longer felt burdened. And, I felt like the real me. I even startled my Ultimate Concierge as I held up my arms and kept saying, “I am so happy!” He laughed and hugged me and American nudged his head next to my leg. I continued talking a mile a minute: “We can visit the kids, we can walk down the street with little fear of getting sick, we can fly on an airplane!”
One little prick of a needle with a serum going into my veins gave me hope.
Before the COVID-19 Vaccine
Now, this will sound farfetched but it’s the truth. Before I had the vaccine, I felt like a captive. And, the truth is, I was. The COVID-19 virus and the government dictated how I lived my life. I was suffocating and I knew it.
Nevertheless, I was very hesitant about taking the vaccine. I am sure you feel the same. My reasons for taking the vaccine outweighed my reasons for not going ahead with the protocol. My doctor was enthusiastic, I wanted to be able to board a plane and fly to my family. And, I wanted to relieve the giant fear that my Ultimate Concierge would become ill and I would not be ‘allowed’ at his side. As well, I am determined to see the Silverback Gorilla in Rwanda. If I had known how exhilarated I would feel after I received the COVID-19 vaccine I would not have been at all hesitant.
The injection did not hurt and neither my Ultimate Concierge and I had any type of reaction except I slept in later than usual the following morning.
I understand I will have to keep my guard up and continue to wear my mask and keep my distance. But, I am so happy.
The Last Eleven Months in Elsewhere
Last night as I lay in bed with my hubby and my pooch, I reassessed my behavior over the past eleven months in Elsewhere. I started with the positive! I found a variety of new and different avenues to tackle; therefore I was never bored. And, I resisted stagnancy. I stayed in touch with those I love and enjoyed companionships that made me happy. As well, I educated myself with all the current events that were taking place worldwide in Elsewhere. Though I fumed daily, I forced myself to listen and learn. I devoured emails, watched documentaries and many TV series with my Ultimate Concierge, stayed away from my personal Facebook, disengaged from Twitter, shopped on Amazon because it was easy, cooked almost nightly, never gave up my manicure and pedicure or my hair with my stylist, Collette.
But, I failed miserably in the stress department. I could not let go of my stress. And, I would tell myself every day to, “Stop being stressed.” I couldn’t and I just figured out why. Darling, I was so dissatisfied with all the daily negativity taking place outside the four walls of our condo in the sky that I was constantly overwhelmed and worn out. There was nothing I could do to stop the awfulness and I became so sad and forlorn, causing me to be angry and sad. So, Elsewhere caused me to lose my balance.
A Positive Attitude
“Where is my positive attitude,” I asked myself? Then out of the blue, two days ago, it returned like a tsunami. It was the COVID-19 shot in my arm. And, it was my realization of enjoying the simple things, of loving and holding dear all that I have.
I am very grateful to President Donald Trump who did not allow the red tape of government to spend years developing a safe COVID-19 vaccine. I applaud the scientists, doctors, and pharmaceutical companies who worked tirelessly to provide us with a vaccine that gives us protection in the 90 percentile. To the thousands of civilian volunteers who entered test programs and the National Guard who are learning how to give injections; it has been a superior team effort. Because of teamwork and hard work, many lives will be saved. So, I want to take a moment to give my many thanks.
I am smiling.
Will you be getting the COVID-19 vaccination? I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions at the bottom of this page.
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