My COVIDcation

This winter break was rather unusual, but I still enjoyed it! For the first four days my family rented out a COVID safe cabin in a nearby place (this was before the lockdown). We went on a hike there, and there was even a hot tub! Normally we would go to my grandparents condo in Florida for the break and several of our other relatives also come. Unfortunately, this was not an option this year for obvious reasons. While I missed Florida, the cabin was very nice, and I was happy we went.


I was aware we were going to the cabin for the first part of the break, and I felt that after we went home it would be as boring as watching paint dry. I was mostly correct, but some interesting things happened. For example during the second week of the break my paternal aunt, uncle, and cousins visited and we got to go on walks with them which was neat. So at the very least the break didn’t drag on forever. I also started playing Assassins Creed 3 thanks to Ben lending me a copy. My family and I also saw the Tik Tok Ratatouille musical, as well as Knives Out. I also took the free time to write longer and more complex sessions for my Dungeons and Dragons group, which was a major part of my staying sane.


My family does not have many traditions for winter break and New Year’s. Going to Florida was the only one. We don’t make resolutions, or have a party. I do not have many goals for 2021 but I would say my main goals are to be more social (inhibited by the pandemic), try new things, and practice for my Bar Mitzvah. I just hope it won’t be as bad as the wart of a year that was 2020.


Visual(This was the cottage we stayed at):