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.
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.
This pandemic has shown me that community is not just a word we use for tourism. It’s an idea we truly live by.
To roll with the punches! To never take time with family for granted. To really appreciate my home.
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!
That the only thing our government is prepared for is war.