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The Way Things Were…

Hey Party People,

First off, Happy 2022 to my beautiful community. It may not have started off as many of us had hoped but we can only continue to plunge on ahead. While doing so I will do my best to choose joy, seek the lessons, and turn inward whenever I feel lost or overwhelmed. I encourage you to do the same.

To a bigger point though, I think all of us have held onto a lingering hope that things would go back to “normal.” There was a time last year where it really started to feel like it might (at least for me) but the impact of this pandemic can’t be ignored. It has touched every single one of us in different ways, both good and bad, and impacted our lives in ways we never thought possible. Trying to pretend like this isn’t true does us a disservice.

There have been many moments over the past 2 years where I think I’m not impacted, or I’m coping just fine. This keeps happening to me...well enter day 8 of isolation after picking up COVID over the holidays and I am tired of Netflix and tired of myself. I miss people and miss simply being outside (though these winter temps would have made that pretty challenging anyway).