RIP 2021 (2021-2021)
Got myself an e-bike, loved it. (Unfortunately due to lack of work I ended up having to sell it a month later.) Obsessed about Queen’s Gambit, made some Bernie memes - much like 99% of the English-speaking world.
Oh good, more lockdown! (Luckily only five days this time.) WandaVision was awesome.
Started working for ANZ, in what I was initially told was a permanent role and then at offer time became a 12-month fixed-term contract. Biggest company by far I have ever worked for, with some lovely people, but it made me realise how much I love the pace and the ability to have impact that you get in a startup environment. Accompanied my eldest on a school camp, which was fun, but two days with 50 fourth graders is a lot.
This aged so well I am now legally prohibited from making predictions.
Went to a Vixens game, enjoyed Eurovision. Melbourne got a wee bit complacent about our “consecutive days with no COVID cases” streak, which ended on May 10th after 72 “donut days”. Lockdown number 4 started late in the month and ran into June - back to home schooling 😭
Loki! It rained a lot. Not much else happened.
Fifth lockdown, this one for two weeks. Got vaxed.
Started a new job with Linktree - much more my speed. Moved house yet again. Sixth lockdown started.
I turned 47 but felt 94. Sixth lockdown continued all month.
Sixth lockdown finally ended on the 22nd, marking 260+ days in lockdown - the most of any city in the world. We were still under a ton of restrictions, but those were later lifted once we crossed the 90% fully-vaccinated mark (despite the best efforts of dickhead protestors spreading the goddamn virus) and anyway the kids were back in school, so 🥂
Observed turkey day. First rumblings of Omicron.
Survived the year, barely. Last year I said:
2021, when we say that there is no possible way that you could be worse than 2020, that is not a challenge. Just… please give us a break. We’re all exhausted.
That goes triple for 2022. You win, okay? We’ll just sit quietly and behave.
- Countries visited: 0 (-)
- Flights: 0 (-)
- Distance flown: 0 km (-)
- Time in the air: 0 hours (-)
- Swarm checkins: 305 (⬇️ 27%)
- Swarm mayorships: 70 (⬆️ 46%)
- Status: Premier Platinum with United through January, then down to shameful Silver 😭
- Minutes: 5,982 (⬆️ 40%)
- Top artists: Taylor Swift, Gimme Gimmes 🆕, Fall Out Boy, Green Day, Blackpink 🆕
I read 18 books last year according to the StoryGraph, but I don’t think I was very vigilant about recording what I read. Also, more than half of that came in the last eight weeks of the year as I tore my way through books 2 to 13 of the Wheel of Time.
- Steps: 1,297,210 (⬆️ 58%)
- Weight: ⬆️ 5% 😡
- Average sleep time: 6h 23 min
- Days unemployed: 15 (⬇️ 93%)
- Days in contract work: 199 (⬆️ 231%)
- Days in permanent employment: 151 (⬆️ 302%)
This post was made possible by Google Timeline, Google Photos, Swarm and my Twitter history compensating for my woeful memory.