Today’s my day #SOLSC #SOL21

I sit here sipping my morning coffee wondering what it will be like. Will I be OK? How will I feel this afternoon? Or tomorrow morning? I brought home teaching materials in case things don’t go well. As a remote teacher for the year, I have the flexibility to teach my students from my home or my classroom. I am incredibly lucky, and I thank my lucky stars daily for this luxury.

This afternoon, I will make my way to a CVS two towns over. My first dose of Moderna should be working its way into my body around 1:30 pm. I am grateful that my husband will drive me, just in case. It’s that just in case that unnerves me. My 85-year-old father’s two doses happened without a hitch, yet a colleague in her early 30s is having a rough go of it after her J&J injection yesterday. It’s a bit of a roulette wheel. All I know is today’s my day, so time to spin.

Thanks for wondering and wandering a bit with me today. And many thanks to the crew at Two Writing Teachers, and the extended SOL community, for giving us the time, space, and encouragement to live the writerly life here every Tuesday throughout the year and daily during the month of March.

13 thoughts on “Today’s my day #SOLSC #SOL21

  1. Oh! Good for you! I’ve been a bit nervous about the whole process. My dad is 80 and had no issues. Most people I know have been down and out or at least down after the second dose, but bounce back quickly. Your spinning roulette wheel is an apt analogy. I’ll be sending good vibes today! (I still don’t have an appointment.)

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      1. I’m getting whiplash from all the changes! I think it’s settled down now and the state is honoring Biden’s request. I’m still not 100% sure how it’s all playing out, but I did have a teacher friend in Portland tell me she. managed to get her appointments scheduled today. I think I need to become a bit more proactive now that I’m eligible.

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  2. Glad you’re getting your first dose. I got mine (Moderna) a few weeks ago and I had zero side effects. Next Saturday is round two, that’s the one I’m nervous about. Hoping all goes well for you and you can enjoy the day!

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  3. I’m so glad to be reading of more and more people getting vaccinated. I got mine yesterday and so far, I
    My arm is just sore. I hope your experience is smooth!

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  4. The waiting is definitely worse than the actual event — funny how that works. I will say as a 30-something who had a rough reaction…it passed quickly. And one thing that helped me get through it was the reminder that this was my body learning how to fight off COVID and do what it was meant to do.

    And it still wasn’t nearly as bad as having COVID itself. I will say that the first dose barely phased me, it was the second dose that knocked me off my feet and even then I was back to normal within 48 hours.

    🙂 You’ll be on my mind until we see each other on ZOOM again. I hope it all goes well for you.

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  5. It’s unreal how differently every person reacts to the injections! Some people have tons of arm pain while others just felt a pinch. Some people run fevers and have chills while other people go about their daily lives. Whichever camp you fall in, I am thrilled that you are getting your first vaccination!

    Do let me know how it went!

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  6. Got my first Pfizer dose on Wednesday–no issues. My mom has had her two Moderna doses and my dad his two Pfizer doses–both doing well with no adverse effects. I hope yours went well!

    Kim

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