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Farewell to 2022

Can it be the end of the year already?

I know there have been a few tumultuous events this year – the passing of Elizabeth II, the awful war in Ukraine, and both Federal and State elections.

But for me it’s felt like a bit of a nothing year. A holding pattern.

COVID retreated a bit but hasn’t gone. The lockdowns of 2020 and 2021 disappeared, and so too have just about all of the COVID-specific rules, now that almost everybody is vaccinated – though as time goes on, the vaccines lose a bit of their potency.

Plenty of people have had COVID once or more, including some of my extended family. But I’ve been lucky enough to remain an “immunicorn” (or a “Novid”) for now – no doubt thanks to continuing to work from home (which I love) and not having kids at home anymore.

I wasn’t organised enough this year for a holiday. I think I only got out to a show once (The Picture Of Dorian Gray with Eryn Jean Norvill – which was remarkable). Instead, streaming services have got a bit of a workout.

Next year might be different.

Hope you’ve had a good year, and here’s to a healthy and happy 2023!

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

One reply on “Farewell to 2022”

Happy new year to you too! This year I will have lived in Australia for 15 years! Time goes by quickly.

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