Well, it’s January of 2023, which means it’s time to finally release my retrospective for 2022.
2022 marks a time of coming out of the 2-year+ COVID pandemic, with mask mandates in many counties in my state of Colorado ending earlier this year.
2022 was a year of highs: connecting with our communities in-person again through speaking at conferences, and some lows: loss of a new job and loss of a beloved family member. But there’s also reason for hope in the new year. So, let’s do it ….. time for me to go over the lessons I’ve learned from 2022: Speaking, Community, and Hope in a Post-COVID World Continue reading →
I know, I know. It’s February now, isn’t my end of year blog post a bit late? True, but some important things happened in 2021 that are worth mentioning, so here goes ….
As we’re entering the third year of the global pandemic, a common theme that a lot of folks feel is hopelessness. A lot of things feel out of our control. I too have felt discouraged. But I’ve also been fortunate to not have contracted COVID yet (being vaxxed and boosted might have helped 🙂 ), or lost anyone close to me to COVID. I certainly don’t want to dismiss the trauma that many people have experienced over the past two years. Rather, what I’ve tried to do myself in this time is to focus on changing the things that I can control, instead of focusing on the things I cannot control. Understanding that every person’s situation is different, I encourage you to make a positive change in whatever area of your life you can control. Continue reading →