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July 15, 2020

“Not all storms come to disrupt your life,

Some come to clear your path.”

I specifically went in search of a quote today that would elevate me from the funk I’ve been in lately, without being too flowery and unrealistic.

This one spoke to me.

I feel like this never-ending storm we call a pandemic seems to just get worse.

Last week someone I know – a kind soul, always so full of life– died from COVID.

Another dear friend has been in the hospital with COVID for nearly two weeks, on a ventilator, fighting for his life.

I am sad, I am angry, and I am tired.

People are dying.

This virus does not discriminate.

Please, for the love of God and humanity, wear a mask and take this seriously.

It is the one selfless, kind thing you can do, that could very well save a life.

My family is, thankfully, healthy.

I don’t take that for granted.

But honestly, this pandemic is taking its toll.

I’ve been cooped up at home for nearly four months and there are days when I have to dig in deep to maintain my positivity.

Yesterday, I lost it.

It’s the first time I’ve really cried over all of this and while I disliked feeling that way, in some ways it felt good to just release some of the frustration and helplessness I’m sure many of you have been feeling too.

Some days, a smile is a struggle, but I continue to take comfort in the good things and good people who continue to show themselves, even in the roughest of storms.

 “There is peace even in the storm.” – Vincent Van Gogh


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