#Bloganuary – Living Boldly

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Today’s a great day to blog, and the Bloganuary prompt is:

What does it mean to live boldly?

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What Does It Mean to Live Boldly?

I hopped on to this prompt because it felt appropriate as I’ve been struggling with my decision about going on my long awaited winter escape to Mexico. I’ve eagerly been awaiting this much needed escape, despite my being a Covid hermit for much of the last two years. I avidly follow news reports, Covid reports, country alerts etc. and even though my airline has canceled my flight a few times and my managing to book new flights, the apprehension looms with my anxiety of braving the elements while also hoping my new flight will remain.

I’ve spent a lot of time battling my two minds, or my mind and my heart, and after all I’m seeing and hearing with Covid reports, it appears as of now, Mexico is doing better than my own country! So I’ve decided, Covid here, Covid there, minus 20 here with grey skies and seclusion, sunshine and 88 degrees and several of my friends have already arrived there, what am I fussing about?

With all my weighing out, and despite my biggest fear of passing my Covid test to get back to Canada when the trip is done, I can mask up there as well as I mask up here. So yes, I’ve decided that I’m going to live boldly and go ahead with my travel plans. If I spent the rest of my life worrying about what could happen, I’d never do anything. This virus is heading into its third year. Nothing is going to change for a very long time as long as the world doesn’t reach herd immunity. It’s every man for himself to stay protected no matter where we go. If we wait to get back to living, when will that actually be? Years more, no doubt and more spikes and mutations to be had. Another day of living life is no guarantee. Every day is a gift. If we keep pushing off plans for living, who knows if we’ll be capable of traveling next year or the next year. Tomorrows are never guaranteed.

So yes, I’m going to live boldly instead of cowering behind my fears. I’m going to head for sun and sea with best efforts and begin to loosen the load of worry and act like the excited going away person that I should be savoring at this time instead of dreading. Ole!


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49 thoughts on “#Bloganuary – Living Boldly

  1. Yes it feels strange the thought of going anywhere on holiday – Christmas marked two years of my not being away from home overnight! Sunshine and friends make Mexico a definite yes for you, let’s hope you are soon on that flight.

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  2. I think you’re doing the right thing. I take proper precautions, and I don’t take part in reckless behavior. At the same time, we can’t live in a bubble for the rest of our lives. We’ve traveled several times and have remained safe.

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  3. Yippee! Debby, I’m toasting your bold attitude and hooray, have a fabulous break in Mexico! We are trying to build up the courage to fly to Sweden this Spring and are soon off to book the tickets! Your post has given me an extra nudge – thank you! xx

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    1. Go for it Annika. Hopefully by spring things will flatten out after the Christmas spike. Yes! Get your tickets. The airlines are very accommodating during these times. If they have to cancel a flight, we have a choice to get a refund or rebook. No sneaky games like only offering a coupon or a ticket only good for so long, and most of all, we don’t need a reason if we make plans and the pandemic surges, and you have to cancel, no hassle – of course, only the hassle of waiting on hold for hours to get through if you choose to rebook like me. Hugs ❤

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  4. Ole! “Tomorrows are never guaranteed.” That’s for sure. I’m so glad you’re going, Debby. Live it up while you can, because I think you’re right that covid is here to stay. Maybe not in its current strain, but like a seasonal flu at least. Enjoy the ocean, the sun, and the friendships. ❤

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  5. Bravo, Debby, on this decision. As you know, South Africa had the Omicron wave staring in early December last year. I faced the same conundrum – to go or not to go on holiday. We went and it was fine. My thinking followed the same reasoning you have arrived at. We were careful, but we lived.

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  6. You’re right, Debby! Covid will stay with us for a very long time. It will only stop if we could dip the earth into the vaccine fluid. Even if the large countries like Canada and US are vigilant in vaccination, new viruses will come from any other country by one case and we’ll start over for another surge.
    Go, girl, go! The sunshine is waiting for you! Go get it and shine some with us! 🙂

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  7. I like your take on this, Debby! I felt safer on the plane last month than I do in the grocery store:) Yes, go have fun and enjoy the ocean and friends. I look forward to hearing all about it 🙂 xo

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  8. Hi Debby – yes … go boldly and go … I’m sure all will be fine and it will really lift you up – to have that holiday and to see some great friends … I envy you – but I am by the seaside, just not that hot!! Cheers and have a very happy time – Hilary

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