Tuesday, March 16, 2021

What's Next?

 First it was going to be fifteen days to stop the spread of the virus. That morphed into a longer period, but there was hope on the horizon. By my calendar, it's been about a year since we started all this. A number of governors (including the one of my state, Texas) have lifted the restrictions, although many of us, even those who like us are a couple of weeks past getting our immunizations and thus not infectious, will continue to wear masks in stores--mainly for the benefit of those around us. As we transition into normalcy (or what passes for it, anyway), where do you go from here?

I've had a problem writing during all this, and I have found that I'm not alone among my colleagues. But it's time to get back on that horse (figuratively, of course--it's been too many years since I was actually on a horse). Then again, since I'm retired from my first career, medicine, it may be that I should also pack it in for my second career, writing. I guess only time will tell.

Have you decided what you'll be doing as we're freed up from some of our restrictions? Go back to your regular way of life, or start something new? I'd like to hear it.


Patricia Bradley said...

Don't you dare hang it up! I'm waiting for that next book...as for me, I'll keep writing. It's been hard but deadlines don't care about hard. I am planning a trip to Florida to see my kids, probably in June.

Richard Mabry said...

Patricia, among all the options, I'm also mulling over (and re-doing) the book featuring failed baseball player/now physician sweating a malpractice suit that I've had on the board for quite a while--maybe I should publish it before the Lord decrees otherwise. Meanwhile, enjoy your trip to Florida.

Priscilla Bettis said...

Yeah, get that story with the ex-baseball player now physician done.:-) When we don't have to wear masks and generally it isn't so weird going out and about, the hubster and I plan on downsizing. We are empty nesters. No need to have a house this big!

Richard Mabry said...

We down sized about 10 years agp when we moved to our current home. My wife thought it would be easier--it's not, really, because now we wonder where we put everything. But the downsizing continues, and will eventually be over...or not. Meanwhile, I'm going to look at that story which has sat there for a decade and see if I can improve it enough to publish it