Our generation of Baby Boomers is at the point of having hips and knees replaced, facelifts, cataract surgery, and organs removed. We are also getting immunized to prevent numerous diseases. I just had my 2nd booster shot for COVID 19 and even though I still have all my original body parts I feel like a bionic woman.
Life is getting back to a sense of normalcy but we aren’t out of the woods yet. There are still variants popping up and cases rising. But people have become sick of being isolated. They are going indoors without masks, breathing in each other’s faces, and fondling all the vegetables at the market. I err on the cautious side. I didn’t want the 2nd booster shot, but I did it anyway because it gives me a sense of security.
Staying healthy is the goal
Someone I’ve managed to make it through the last 2 years without getting sick at all, not even a cold. I like it that way and hope it continues. My only discomfort has been an occasional allergy attack.
I live in a highly-populated area where it’s easier to catch “the plague” than in other places. Los Angeles has been pretty good about dealing with the pandemic. Most of the businesses here have stuck to the rules. It’s only been in recent weeks that I’ve seen people in grocery stores or other indoor venues without masks on.
Some online friends I know went to the huge Coachella concert in Indio and posted it on Instagram. No one was wearing a mask. We can only hope there won’t be a spike in cases.
It’s time to enjoy life with caution
In the last two years, I moved twice, flew on an airplane to Mexico City and Florida, rode the LA Metro and the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train several times, attended a big concert at the Wiltern Theater, a packed Gospel concert, attended a play at the Ahmanson, went to the LA Travel and Adventure Show at the Convention Center, ate out in restaurants, and otherwise lived my life. But each time I took precautions, and my bionic status has certainly helped.
I’ll keep wearing a mask in indoor venues and on public transportation even though others will not. If they give me a funny look, I don’t care. We all have the right to make our own choices without being disrespected or bullied.
But now that I am truly bionic with my 2nd booster, I’m ready to have some fun, travel, and be with people, albeit cautiously. It’s time to start living our lives again.
Are you feeling bionic yet? Please leave a comment below.