Where were you when the pandemic began?

(I was living in West Africa - struggling to learn a rare local language in Thies, Senegal with a wonderful host family.)

Where are you now?

Someone recently reminded me how easy it is to look at how tired or demoralized we are in the present moment and feel down - but sometimes, we have to look behind us and realize the mountains we've scaled, and the winding roads we've taken, to get to our current location. It can help explain our exhaustion - and also remind us of our inherent perseverance, strength, and ability to overcome obstacles.

Wiroll.com — attempting to arrange sentences in amusing ways since ‘87 • Peace Corps // Mozilla // White House (44) // AmeriCorps • Oregon ❤ Wisconsin

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