December 23rd, 2020 ~ Vol. 90 No. 51
Back to Normal
Simply Selles by David Selles
David Selles
Pass Herald Reporter
Trying to find a way to recap what the year 2020 has been like isn’t really all that hard.

It was brutal.

So many of the things I was looking forward to got cancelled and not seeing friends and family as much as I hoped was also a tough pill to swallow.

When the pandemic first hit back in March and I moved all my office stuff up to my apartment to begin working from home, I was expecting one or two months of it and then I’d be back going to events and interviewing people in person.

Boy was I way out to lunch thinking that as I sit here typing this 9 months later with not much changed.

Other than the obvious things like missing out on family gatherings and chilling with friends, I’ve missed out on activities I was really looking forward to.

There were many different local events I was looking forward to covering and didn’t get the chance to due to the pandemic.
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There were also personal things I was looking forward to.

I was planning on playing in a soccer league again this year and that was cancelled.

The biggest thing that I was looking forward to was a trip with three of my friends to Edmonton for the World Junior Hockey Championships.

As a big sports guy this has been on my bucket list of things to experience for a while.

That trip ended up getting bumped back as this year’s tournament is now going to be played with no fans.

While there are things I missed out on, there are also things I was able to do because of the pandemic.
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The amount of weekends I spent here exploring different trails and mountains was awesome and I’m glad I had that chance

I climbed Turtle twice and Sentry once and went on many other adventures throughout the year.

I’m really looking forward to continue my explorations next year.

Another positive is that, as you’ll read in this issue, both the province and country have plans in place to start vaccinations.

This is a major step towards things going back to normal and boy am I looking forward to that.

2021 is bound to be a far better year and I’m happy to be able to turn the final pages of 2020 over and slam that book shut!
December 23rd, 2020 ~ Vol. 90 No. 51
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