Imagine getting an email out of the blue from someone you met 35 years ago. An email that said thank you. During these uncertain times, Rhonda Montanez has been feeling more reflective and decided to reach out to someone from her past. I am that grateful someone.
In her account of how she is managing life in self-isolation, Jane Dougall writes that she has spent most of her life waiting for something. Now is no different, but what makes this current situation so challenging is the “unknown unknowing”. What Jane does know is that “we are not going back to what was.”
We all have our own challenges as we try to cope during the COVID-19 pandemic, some more difficult than others. Carolyn Delaney knows what it means to face a challenge and she also understands that we can learn something from other people’s journeys.
Her greatest joy in life is spending time with her grandchildren, but she can’t right now. Rather than sit at home this Maine woman decided to come out of retirement and get back to work — nursing.
Bob and Toni have been talking about their retirement dream for a long time. They’d sold their furniture, found a buyer for their house, and begun their journey when the COVID-19 pandemic forced a change of plans.
If you were at home with Jen during this pandemic, chances are you’d be indulging in a spoonful (or more) of ice cream every now and again. Just enough to help you feel better than okay.
A dream come true. Well, not quite. Instead of spending a year traveling around Spain, this retired couple is now on lockdown.
Ever have an idea for a book you’d like to write? When it happened to Luanne Cameron, she grabbed hold of her idea and turned it into a reality. Her book The 110 Philosophy was published in January 2020. It’s all about the principles she uses to guide her through life, one that is now impacted by a global pandemic.
Supporting each other when you have to keep your distance isn’t always easy. But as this global pandemic rages on, people everywhere are coming up with creative ways to look after one another. As you’ll discover in this story by Fran and Marty, it’s even possible when you are separated by an ocean.
We all have our own ways of coping with the isolation, fear and anxiety, uncertainty, stress, you-name-it feelings that we are all experiencing these days. For Anne Strout, it’s going into her studio and creating art.