Wait a minute… what just happened?

It’s 2022, I’m working from home for a few days after isolating during a lockdown in Ontario and surprise surprise, I even f*cking got and recovered from COVID. Again. I don’t know about you but it feels like we’ve gone backwards in time. And yes I’m going to do my best to make this a positive blog post about the things I am looking forward to, but HOLY F*CK WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!

Thankfully with kids going back to school next week we all can rest assured that the mental health of young children is finally being taken into consideration. Not adults needing gyms and outlets though. And let’s not even talk about the whole don’t ask don’t tell new rules about COVID outbreaks in the school system in Ontario. What is this nonsense? Maybe during the next conference they’ll just cover their eyes and pretend the press aren’t there.

I know I know… I’m not usually one to rant about these sorts of things, but it does feel kinda infuriating to watch people blatantly share false news, openly talk about their fake vaccine passport and question if the government is trying to control them.

While. Tweeting. From. A. Cellphone.

I feel like all of us have a choice. We can throw our hands in the air and give up – which to be honest sounds pretty good right about now – OR we can lean in on the things we love and know that we’re all in this together. I know that I am trying to focus on the little things every day like a 15-20 minute workout. It’s not as long as I want it to be but still coming out of sore lungs it’s what I can do, and it’s important. I’m trying to focus my attention on cooking and cocktail creation. Sharing the things that I love and hoping to inspire others to do the same.

Julio leaves to go back to Toronto on Sunday and yes I’m going to be sad. But I also have a fast paced and wonderful job where big things are happening and I’m excited. I hope I continue on with my good habits when he leaves and reach out to friends and family when I’m lonely.

Having had COVID twice now I just want people to know it’s not a joke. And it has changed the lives of many people I know and love. Devastated the hospitality industry which I still consider my home. Changed or ended relationships. And worst of all, has caused many of us to lose someone to it.

I believe everyone has the choice to do with their body what they will. But I am opting for a healthy home, a healthy mind, a healthy body and a healthy heart today. And tomorrow I will wake up and try to do the same. It’s all I can do right now.

Anyways this feels like a random blog post but something I had to share.

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