“One of the things I missed most about life before COVID-19 was the simple pleasure of being able to sit at a bar and share a drink with your friends.

So this year, I’m grateful. Grateful that I was able to get Pfizer earlier this year, and that the side effects were negligible. Grateful that I’ll be able to get a booster shot in the near future. Grateful for the piece of mind it’s given me as the nation has dealt with Delta and with breakthrough cases. Grateful that I can be with my friends (responsibly) as the weather turns colder and outdoor dining options begin to wane. And grateful that the Oregon Health Authority has given me the opportunity to share #MyVaccineReason with you.”