What I’m Looking Forward To

I saw this on Carly’s blog, and on Grace’s, and loved the idea so much that I wanted to do my own post about it! Now that I’ve been vaccinated, for the first time in quite a while, I’m starting to feel hopeful about the future. I’m starting to allow myself to plan just a little bit ahead – not months ahead, maybe, but weeks. I don’t need to live just day-to-day anymore, which is such an incredible relief. So I am allowing myself to think about some of the things that I’m looking forward to doing… some now, and some a little bit later when a few more things are opened up. Let me know what you’re looking forward to in the comments!

Heather, a white woman in a wheelchair, is outside on her deck. She's wearing a black ribbed short sleeve sweater, and has a necklace on that says "Rise Up." Her long brown hair is down and straight, and she's smiling at the camera.
Getting a Haircut

I know this is silly, but WOW do I want a haircut! It has been over a year now, and it is so long and so out of control. It’s just one of those things that will make me feel a little bit more normal, you know?

Going to a Coffee Shop

Again, something small, but something that I miss! One of my favorite things to do is to get a cappuccino from one of Pittsburgh’s many coffee shops. Starbucks via UberEats is good, but it’s just not the same. Honestly, it’s the little things like this that I’ve missed most!

Seeing Friends

I’m very, very lucky in that I have a few friends who have also been vaccinated, or are in the process of being vaccinated, so I’m really, really looking forward to be able to spend time with them again. Being able to see them outside over the summer was really incredible over the summer – I’m very much looking forward to seeing them outside of a computer screen again.

Eating at a Restaurant

I’ve done takeout, but there’s just something different about eating at a restaurant. The food is actually still warm when it makes it to you, and there’s just the whole ambiance of wherever you’re eating. I miss it, and I’m very much looking forward to eating somewhere other than my house again!

Going to a Museum

I’m incredibly lucky (and honored) to serve on the Board of Directors of The Andy Warhol Museum. It’s such an incredible place, and I love going to see the different exhibits going on – and, of course, to play in the Silver Cloud room! I’ve missed being surrounded by art and am really looking forward to visiting the museum again.

Travel Somewhere

Traveling isn’t always the easiest (so many logistics of accessibility to figure out!), but I really miss being somewhere else. I’m hitting that point where I would like to be somewhere – anywhere! – else, so very much. I don’t have a specific place in mind yet, but I really just want to GO.

Don’t forget – I want to hear what you’re looking forward to! Let me know in the comments!

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