Sometimes, when I look at pictures from 8+ months ago, it feels like 8+ YEARS ago. I remember everyone in my circle being generally less stressed and dissatisfied, I remember feeling confident in our connectedness. I remember everyone feeling less in their heads and over anxious about every word and movement they made. Maybe it’s just me, but it makes me sad.
We need another lock down, in Ohio; our Covid numbers are outrageous. But I don’t know how anyone – businesses, individuals – anyone will survive it without financial support from the government…and that isn’t coming. How do we feel good and grateful and full of love and laughter when half of us can’t afford groceries, half are worried about the roof over their head, and everyone has enormous medical bills and missing family members? It’s a big ask.
We need a happy Thanksgiving and intimate winter holidays, but I don’t know how that will happen without guilt and stress about Covid.
If I feel this way on the heels of a big win (getting Trump out of the White House), how are the people who supported him feeling? How are people who lost family to Covid or fires or brutality feeling? How are any of us really doing?
No, I mean really…how are YOU doing?