When I left 2020, I wasn’t too sure of what to expect with 2021. Honestly, I tried not to get my hopes up because I was so excited for 2020 and we all saw how that went. But in one month (that felt like three months), a lot happened. As I went through so many different things, I thought to myself, “this would make a great post on the blog,” but I didn’t expect there so be so many things to talk about. The list just kept building and building so I opted for a condensed monthly recap.
In Tested Positive for COVID-19, I shared the news that Colt had been diagnosed with the virus. Since it’s been a couple weeks, I thought I would share how we’ve been since our 10 day quarantine. During quarantine, Colt had a pretty nasty cough and said he was feeling pain in his chest along with it. There was even a night that he later told me he was afraid to fall asleep because he wasn’t sure if he would wake up. That was really scary to hear. I was worried to the point of making sure he was breathing and moving when I woke up in the morning. He never showed a fever or lost his sense of smell or taste, however, we did notice just a few days ago that he couldn’t smell any of the candles I picked out at Walmart. So maybe his symptoms are catching up with him.
I never really got sick, so I’m not sure if I ever got the virus. It wouldn’t make sense if I didn’t because I was living closely with Colt during quarantine, but maybe it’s possible. When he tested positive, we just assumed that if I felt sick, I was positive too. I had a few sort of icky days, but now I wonder if it was the virus or just all in my head because I knew I could have it. I never had a fever or any other possible symptoms (other than chest pain for a day, which again, could have been anything).
Now we are both happy and healthy. We’re enjoying going out into public places more than we ever expected ourselves to, which is actually pretty cool. For such a homebody, I had been dying to go out!
I’m officially a senior y’all! I’m still trying to figure out if I’m excited or scared. The real world is really creeping up on me. This semester I’m taking 18 credit hours, which is new to me because I’m used to taking 15. But I’m putting in that work and it’s working out in my favor so far. The classes I’m taking this semester feel like they’re made for me (other than health communication, but we won’t go there). Everything seems manageable thus far, but I don’t want to jinx it!
I’ve been slowly but surely moving out of my on-campus apartment, taking things to my parents’ house or Colt and I’s place. I don’t have to be out until the lease is up in July, but it’s better to be ahead anyway… especially since July is so close to wedding time and I’ll be busy with everything else under the sun!
I recently got hired on as the online content editor at my university’s magazine, The Vindicator. So go show some support and follow us on Instagram and Facebook! I had been wanting to get involved with campus publications for some time, but never had the courage or time to really put my all into it. Since it’s my senior year, I figured it was my last chance to get involved, or I would regret it forever. Now I’m so excited to be a part of something at CSU!
Colt and I entered January thinking that it would be a big month for wedding planning. We were wrong. We made plans to meet with a caterer, and of course we had to cancel… twice. First because of our quarantine time overlapping, and second because of a personal scheduling conflict that I’ll probably address later. So third time’s the charm, right? Hopefully.
We did get to do a little cake testing though! I mean… sort of. During our time in quarantine, I tried to look into bakeries close to our venue so we could get started right away on cake plans once we were able to leave the apartment. No time wasted. Well, we didn’t get too far. The bakery that I thought would be perfect turned out to be a nightmare. They barely answered questions in emails, ignored things I said to them, then gave us a take-home tasting box with some of the most disgusting flavors. For example- carrot cake. Who has carrot cake at a wedding? I mean, I’m sure some people do, but immediately assuming someone would want a carrot wedding cake is just missing the mark to me.
I’ve been pretty frustrated as of late with planning, so I’ve given myself a little time off. We only have 7 months left until our big day, so I’ll have to get the ball rolling soon… but not today. I’d rather take a nap.