(Social) Life After Quarantine
Gathering in new ways
We are vaccinated and my 13-year-old daughter will be fully vaccinated by the end of the month. I feel blessed to live in a state that did so well with vaccination distribution. It is a liberating sensation to be able to finally walk around without masks feeling relatively safe from disease. Though I was conflicted at first about getting a vaccine that had not been run through years of trials, as time passes and the vaccine proves to be worthwhile, I feel positive that we made the right choice. I also remember my privilege as I watch others around the globe struggle to get access to the same medical care.
I have changed so much over the course of the last year as I nestled with my family in our little off-grid home, waiting for the pandemic to end. One thing I have realized is that I do not want to go back to "normal." My hope is to create a new normal and in future posts I will elaborate more on what that means for me. This past weekend was a good example of how I wish to gather with …
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