Last year, right around this time, I wrote about being super positive about, well, life. At the time people in the United States were starting to get vaccinated, spring was FINALLY coming to Minnesota (kicking and screaming all the while), and it felt like things were getting better. The pandemic had been devastating and traumatic but it felt that maybe, MAYBE our worst days were behind us.
And then like many things, it was two steps forward, one step back.
Things were better for a bit, and then two new variants appeared and things became really bad again.
But things are… well, maybe not back to normal but new confirmed virus cases and vaccination numbers are both trending in the right directions.
And yes, I know some of ya’ll think the virus was a hoax so you don’t have to spam the comments with your perspective.
Anyway, things are still terrible, just in different ways. A lot of the news over the last two weeks have been really upsetting and it’s really caused me to think about EVERYTHING. I’ve been discouraged, scared, depressed, and angry. I try to be positive, or at the very least, not overly pessimistic. But God knows it’s been hard lately.
Here in Minnesota they are forecasting that the looooong string of cold days is finally ending. I don’t know where YOU live, but on Wednesday it’s supposed to be like fifty degrees which is like the warmest it’s been in FOREVER.
Spring does cheer me and it has a huge effect on my mood. A slight breeze is felt through a window that hasn’t been opened in months, the days are longer, the sun is warmer, the heels get higher (since I no longer have to navigate on icy sidewalks).
I knows things are scary but I hope there’s just a little sunshine in your day today.