The number 100 has a particular connotation. Whether you’re doing a Top 100 Countdown or aced a test and got a 100, it is usually a positive thing.
I was a good student in grammar school and I got my share of papers with a circled 100 on the top, sometimes with a gold star for emphasis.
Never in my life could I imagine a time when I’d see the number 100 as a depressing event.
As someone who’s had to manage the amount of PTO (Paid Time Off) at my job over at least the past decade, I was usually worried about having enough time off in my account to cover our upcoming trips. Now I’m adding more time into my account than I’m using.
Even with us taking occasional trips to stay at cabins in the mountains, it’s not nearly enough to cut into the balance I accrued throughout 2020. Here comes 2021 and I’m sitting at the same place I was last year. There are no trips to London or Tokyo, or cruises to the Caribbean to chew up those days.
I’m not where I have to use them or lose them as I’m only at 2 & 1/2 weeks in the bank. I’d have almost to double that to reach the max. I’m hoping I never get to that point.
Come on 2021, give me something to look forward to. Like maybe a trip to Texas at the end of the summer or at least letting us get back to Japan at the end of the year. Pretty please!!!!!!
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