A milestone birthday is on the horizon in our household, and I would have to say, planning a small event in a pandemic is harder than a very large wedding over a decade ago.
So many variables are up in the air. I had planned a surprise warm-weather family getaway - but with interstate travel off the cards, we all know Victoria's weather can't be locked in to catch some sun at any given time.
Travelling closer to home is an option, but then there is the question of if you book, will we be able to travel at a certain time?
Across the weekend, I did proclaim, "give me another wedding to plan in a heartbeat - it was much easier than trying to navigate or predict what could happen next month".
As we slowly adapt to our ever-changing world, it's funny how we can't relate until we are put into the same position as someone else.
Some of the experiences we are going through, never, in a million years did most of us go through life thinking that we would have to decide on that type in our lifetimes.
So how do you plan an event in a pandemic?
As someone who relies heavily on organisation, planning everything to the very last detail, I've had to take a step back during the pandemic and let things "just happen".
Two years ago, "just happen" wasn't in my vocabulary. From work to personal life, I live in a very structured world where I try to anticipate what "could happen".
Nowadays, I'm finding myself more and more saying, "it is what it is, it will happen how it's meant to happen and what will be will be".
It's taken a long time to get to this point - one I would have never thought I would need to be at in a million years.
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