February is historically a very cold and isolating month. Put that month on top of one of the longest, most isolating years in history (I don’t say that in hyperbole; I believe it is true), and you have a whole world of people extremely weary. And many deeply lacking in vitamin D.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
To wake up each day with new unknowns and new anxieties. To go to work, be it at home or in person, both bring their own set of challenges. For some it’s loneliness and for others anxiety around people. There’s some overcome with to do lists and others crippled by boredom. Kids desperately wanting to be in school and others desperately wanting to be anywhere but school. The gambit of concerns is so very large and the cumulative fatigue is so very real.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I don’t know who needs to hear this, but right now in this very day and time, you are doing one of the hardest things I have ever known anyone to do. You are putting one foot in front of the other the best way you know how. You are navigating extremely stressful social situations. Decisions that used to be easy now feel strained. It’s not an easy task and I hope you take a moment to look at yourself in the mirror and be proud of yourself. In one of the hardest months, after one of the longest years, you are doing what has to be done day after day. You are resilient.