Dear friends, The last few months have required change for all of us. For some, the changes have been big -- hospitalization, death, job and income loss, housing and food insecurities, and more. For others, the changes have been smaller -- unexpectedly without childcare, working from home, and a change in daily routines and habits. … Continue reading thank you for letting me see you.
Schools in my area started closing down first, before any businesses or even bars. While it unnerved me, my son was in daycare. I was still going to work and as a single mom whose family is on the other side of the country, I rely on daycare entirely. Before this I'd sometimes work from home so I could get certain errands done, … Continue reading Just me, my toddler, and a pandemic
Written on 3/30: The Tuesday that Harvard announced they were sending students home, when suddenly things seemed very serious, my husband got a cough. We thought it was unlikely that it was COVID, but started quarantining in our house, and him within our house. We are lucky that we have an extra room. As the … Continue reading Things are okay in the moment.
I’m okay staying home if it means reducing the spread of this illness to other people. I’m okay about working from home. I’m okay with my children having to be home from school if it means that we as a family are contributing to the common good. I’m also okay with wearing a mask to … Continue reading Choose compassion, not fear.
Source: Lightspring (Shutterstock) "The United States is about to endure a collective trauma unlike anything in recent memory." - David Scharfenberg I am no stranger to trauma. Right now though, I feel like the least capable person when it comes to managing the experience of trauma. My city, my state, my country, my world is … Continue reading collective trauma.
Have you ever felt like you had something so good you never wanted to give it up? Maybe it was a house or a favorite sweater. Maybe your first car or a best friend. Maybe even a school project or a favorite recipe. Liz Phair had her favorite pair of underwear... In my very first post … Continue reading my city. my fall.
17 is my favorite number. It is also the number of people that were murdered on Wednesday. 14 is my daughter's favorite number. February 14 was the day 17 people were murdered at their school. A day that our country celebrates love became the day 17 people were gunned down at school. A place that is … Continue reading 17 on 14