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It Made the World Smaller

At the end of COVID year one, I’ve had an epiphany – one caused by reflecting on this blog. See, tomorrow marks the beginning of year five posting something daily. Well, daily until the last few months, anyway. It was getting harder and harder to come up with something new every day, and I wasn’t sure why.

I’ve been struggling with whether to keep doing this thing, thinking it might have run its course when I suddenly had this realization.

It’s become harder because COVID made my world smaller.

I didn’t run out of ideas — I’m just not going anywhere except work and home. No outside stimulation of being in the world — and no potential growth that might have happened because of it.

So maybe this blog taught me something, even as I struggled to do it.

Perhaps it hasn’t outlived its usefulness.