On Tuesday I got my first dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine.
For over a year now I’ve been repeating to anyone who will listen that our ONE job during this time is to stay safe, healthy, and to do our part for the greater good. Some version of that statement has made into every family zoom, every happy hour, and almost any other time I could squeeze it in.
This week that statement transitioned from words to action in an incredibly meaningful way.
I’ve heard that the first vaccine (and the second) resulted in an emotional release for many people. For some reason that didn’t happen for me. I got caught up in the logistics of the pharmacy and vaccine process and before I knew it everything was done and I was back in my car and on my way home.
It did however, hit me later that evening and the next day as I felt the start of a slow, mental and physical unclenching.
We’re not out of the woods yet, and we still have to keep doing our part, but having the first dose done (and everyone in my family having the same as of today) has resulted in a wave of energy and exhaustion that I can’t quite describe.
For now I’m embracing this.
I’m thankful that we’re moving in the right direction, and I hope that as many people as possible continue to get access to these vaccines so that we can not only turn the corner on this pandemic, but so that we can save as many lives as possible.
We’re almost there.