IE: A full quarter of the year spent in a COVID-19-altered state.
When I look back and consider how it’s gone for us thus far, I just feel very very lucky. I have no idea what is coming, but I have virtually nothing to complain about. I have accomplished some things and have learned some things (especially about what feels truly essential for me and what does not).
And that is good. Maybe some more reflections on lessons learned coming next week.
Right now though I am just going to write out the week’s grocery list & plan out the day. I did finish workout #26 of 80 Day Obsession this morning which means I’m done with Phase 1! I have looked ahead and am . . . mildly scared. Wish me luck.
OH! And this happened, courtesy of Josh:
I have not written as much about current events (Black Lives Matter, anti-racism, and the like), but have been continuing to spend a lot of time thinking about them. I am listening to (new to me) podcasts, and teaching the kids about what is going on: explaining how things are, what we can do, and how things must change, with a focus on hope that things will be different when their generation comes of age.
One podcast I really enjoyed along these lines last week was Redefining Wealth with Patrice Washington. She normally speaks about non-financial aspects of wealth, but last week’s episode (go to #100, Pruning) was a personal reflection on recent events, and I found it powerful and moving.
And — one tiny thing — if you are looking for toddler or children’s books with non-white protagonists (we have some but not enough), The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats is a huge hit with Genevieve and Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty is a newer classic.