Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “least-favorite word.” Use your least-favorite word in your post. If you can’t decide on one, use a word that just really bugs you. Enjoy!
A word I am so burnt out on is Covid. I know many who have had it, and who have lost loved ones from it. It swept in like a tsunami, and changed our world forever.
My mom who works at the largest hospital in our city is the face of the hospital. She offers assistance to all who walk through the front doors. Her job description changed dramatically with Covid. I feared for her safety daily, as people were in her face with the loss of their own sanity. As well my mom who is almost 70, had to go to the E.R. with such high blood pressure from the stress here job now had daily. Covid changed everything.
Covid was long, and tiring in all manners. Every where, and everything revolved around Covid. Commercials, billboards, social media, news, and the like. There was no escaping our new reality of masking up, washing up, and social distancing. Stay home was brainwashed into our minds.
Although I live in faith over fear, I was mindful with just getting past breast cancer. Covid was here, and it was our life. It was real, and not a conspiracy theory. So I didn’t just think I was exempt from getting it.
We only were just opened up as a city at the end of June. So no masks finally! We are finally at 100%, and I can fill our city slowly slipping back into the way it was before the dreaded word ever came into play. We get to play again! Thank God for 2020 was one long year, the whole world had to endure!
Covid is finally not keeping us under the governments thumb. I feel a new sense of freedom.
So yeah Covid is the one word that has drained me, and I would be just fine if I never heard again as long as lived.