Got my booster yesterday, and got lucky again with effectively no side-effects! My arm wasn't even sore.
My Christmas holiday was great, two weeks to decompress from the past months of hard work. The only downside is that the SO and I got a good ol' flu for a few days.
This weekend the SO and I did our Yearly Review, which were a bit more depressing for both of us than we'd expected. Last year felt like 50% lockdown/waiting for vaccines, 40% stress and 10% fun. Despite (or because of?) that conclusion, we did both find a lot of things we want to work on for next year. I got both of us a Theme System Journal which we've now filled with our themes and which I will use as a place to keep my weekly review and expand it with more concrete goals. I've picked the Year of Reinforcement as a theme; I want to strengthen the bonds between myself and the people around me, become stronger/healthier physically, and try to read more. Professionally, I now know clearly how I want to grow to a new level, and I want to do more to strenghten my professional network, to make time for meetings and get-togethers.
So I'm cautiously optimistic for 2022, although I can't deny that there's still a bit of "it can't be worse than last year, right? riiight??!?!