One year in, what has the once-novel coronavirus taught you?

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Raise your hand if, last March, you thought we’d still be entrenched in this pandemic a year later. Keep it up if the uncertainty has taught you anything.

We hope your hand is still in the air. There’s no universal lesson, and it can be difficult to see a silver lining in the clouds when you’re still in the storm, but our region is reflective and resilient. Here are some community members’ thoughts on what they learned this past year.


JANET SPENCER, Truckee
Retired high school teacher

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Living through this past year I have learned to exercise patience. Patience for myself and others. I am no longer in a hurry and I tend to give others time.

JAMES TOMLIN, Reno
Youth outreach organizer, Sierra Community House

This pandemic has shown me that community is not just a word we use for tourism. It’s an idea we truly live by.

 

ALISSA HAMMAN, Truckee
Estate manager

To roll with the punches! To never take time with family for granted. To really appreciate my home.

 

GINA COSTA JONES, Truckee
Retired teacher

I will never take my relationships, opportunities, travels, STRs, pension, health, or live theater for granted ever again! I’m incredibly grateful that my family all survived having the virus!

BREEZE TURNER, Kings Beach
Real estate agent

That the only thing our government is prepared for is war.

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  • Becca Loux

    Becca Loux relocated to Truckee on a mission to tell stories that are fact-checked and data-driven without sacrificing the human element. She is an avid hiker, biker, skater, surfer, boarder, kayaker, sun-worshiper, and all other important "-ers" relating to the outdoors. Becca's wolfpack recently expanded to include a teenage husky named Koda.

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