The hashtag “Things I Can No Longer Do” is trending on Twitter right now. I just found out this morning when I logged in. I thought it was intriguing, so I clicked on it.
And of course, there’s a wide variety of responses. A lot of them are related to the political atmosphere of the United States, others are related to the pandemic, and others are simple every day things that people can no longer do now that they’re older.
Being a blogger, though, it got my mind thinking. You can probably guess, right?
This would make a great blog post!
So, without further ado, here is a list of things I can no longer do:
- Go outside without a face mask.
- Travel/go on vacation.
- Sleep in past 7 a.m.
- Go anywhere without thinking about the dog.
- End the day without taking my dog for a walk and/or taking him out for a bedtime potty run.
- Watch Dateline and 48 Hours (husband doesn’t like to watch them because true crime “is scary” and now I forget to turn it on most of the time. Plus I fall asleep a lot of times so why bother? Hah)
- Visit with friends. (One, I live too far away. Two, pandemic restricts a lot of stuff.)
- Get on Facebook without seeing a post about politics. (Facebook is dumb, so why am I on it all the time? I need to cut back again.)
- Get on the Internet easily.
- Be at the grocery store in five minutes.
- Eat at a restaurant.
- Listen to most modern music. (I must be getting old, always wondered why older people never listened to my music growing up.)
- Plan my wedding reception. (We’re married but the reception’s been delayed for the moment.)
- Read political posts…I mean really, just thinking about it makes my head hurt.
- Go to the grocery store without seeing an Amish person. Happens every time.
What are some things that have changed for you this year? Or just life in general? This is supposed to be a fun little list (for me anyway). Please be kind in the comments!