Which metaphor is right for this present moment in our long year of living with the COVID-19 pandemic: Light at the end of the tunnel? Coming out of our shell? Coming up for air? Climbing out of a hole? Coming out on the other side?
It feels strange to feel hopeful given how the last 12 months have gone. But this spring seems to be bringing with it that long-absent feeling of optimism. Test positivity is coming down. Fewer people are hospitalized. Fewer people are dying. More and more people are getting vaccinated every day. Public health restrictions on our daily lives are beginning to be relaxed, though in some places, like Texas and Mississippi, perhaps too recklessly.
Given all this, it seems like a good time to start taking stock and thinking about the future. Several times over the last year we’ve talked about what we lost and what we’ve missed most about our lives before March 2020. But in our conversation this week we’re going to talk about moving forward.
Here are some questions that we’ll chew on in tomorrow evening’s discussion.
- What do you miss most about your pre-pandemic life?
- What do you miss least?
- What did you learn about yourself and your community over the last year?
- What changes, if any, do you anticipate bringing with you into your post-pandemic life?
- Do you think you will fully go back to your “old normal”?
- What do you think your “new normal” will look like?
We’ll talk all about this, and probably more in our conversation. Join us virtually beginning at 7 pm. Click on the link below to be a part of the Zoom session.