- 12:01 AM -
December 31st, 2020
- Voiceover is an
obvious entry here:
- It seems strange
to do a yearend video for 2020. My yearend videos are
always so personal and unique to The Journey... and
2020 was the most globally experienced year... maybe
ever? I mean sure, the plague was worse - but without
the internet, I'm sure people didn't realize the
breadth of it all back then? No, thanks to being
interconnected it really did feel like we all went
through this together even if half the people in THIS
country didn't believe it was real. Of course, the
year didn't start like that...
- ...no it started
for me with the death of Kobe which erased a full
month of productivity while I languished in slow
motion. A depression that seemed to coincide with
utter burnout from RentTheDelorean and just wanting to
hug my family non-stop. Little did I realize that the
world seemed to be listening and I'd wake up one day
#2012 - Today Was Bad video)
- Now, because
asthma is seemingly the least of Cam's breathing
issues? This completely stopped our family. We stayed
in. We played video games and 9 months later that
hasn't changed. To be honest? We all kind of loved it.
We're homebodies to begin with and I was thrilled to
have LIFE force me to take a break. The following
month not only did my grandfather die of COVID, our
beloved Cebe was dying and we had to call animal
control to take her while still alive, since we
couldn't risk going IN to the vet. My,
- But then, we
started talking with other friends who were dealing
with immuno-compromised issues and we formed a
quaranteam so our kids could play and it was
EVERYTHING. I still seemed to have monthly gigs, which
I would do at least 50 feet from people but mostly we
all just stayed home.
- When the Floyd
protests started? It killed me to stay in, but had no
choice. Our quaranteam went on a road trip for a
couple of months but were able to find one friend for
Cam's birthday party who had quarantined for at least
2 weeks... bought my dad a quest so we could fish
together... and we took our ONE trip of the year to
the middle of NOWHERE to camp.
- And then school
started back up...
#2059 - We'll Make Lemonade. Once.
- It's hard to
express how close we were to moving to Vancouver.
Paperwork was downloaded, plans with my mother-in-law
selling her house while I rented out our place were
pretty set... and my heart was ready. Watching your
kids lose their childhood will do that to you. And
clearly, I had no faith in our government to protect
us anymore. Obviously if he was re-elected we'd go...
but even with an administration change, disinformation
and anti-vaxxers may force our hand either way. Add to
school, Vienna's zoom birthday party - which, while
memorable, still eats at you as a parent to see her
get cheated out of a special day.
- To curb my anger,
I focused on Meeting Michael.
- Which meant I had
to lose some weight... which I did. And my kids got to
be in the movie with me which was hilarious. And then
suddenly, it happened - the administration lost.
Around the same time? The efficacy of the vaccine came
out: 95%. Which means, even anti-vaxxers most likely
won't kill our herd immunity. Thoughts of moving
started to vanish. The holidays arrived and we dug in.
Finally saw the death of the Camry... seemed like the
year to let it go... and we end the year as hopeful as
could possibly be imagined considering all we've been
through. By next summer, life should start to return
to normal. And just maybe, after January 20th, I'll be
able to sleep again.
- Goodbye 2020. We
didn't hate you as much as most people did, but we're
happy to look ahead...
- Not much more to
add, really. I just can't believe it's really
over. And I'm still anxious about next month and what
awful shit is going to happen as Trump continues this
insanity. I still can't believe he hasn't just
announced 2024 and continued the grift. It's like he
somehow believes he can pressure Pence into doing
- NEW YEAR'S AND NO COVID!