I thumbed through the mail, thinking of times not so long ago when the mail contained bills that needed to be paid. Most times now, the short pile of mail is a couple pieces of junk mail, applications for credit cards and a few store flyers.
On this day, the 2020 Census arrived, and I almost overlooked it as it looked like a reminder and I was thinking the Census, like most other aspects of life, was delayed, like Income Tax filing. For some reason, however, I saved it and pulled it out when I paid bills.
This time, I went to a website and put in a code, thinking how different my life was 10 years ago when I answered a packet full of questions on paper. My process and my life were very different 10 years ago. Now, my household, is just me.
The process was quick with a couple of questions about my age and living situation. Yet, I sat there letting my mind drift back to where I was and what I was doing in 200, 1990, 1980, 1970, 1960....before I hit the submit button.