By Ann Muntter, L.M.S.W.
A friend of mine recently reached out to me saying, “I don’t remember ever in my life feeling as out of control as I feel now. We are doing fine, settling into a new routine and knowing we could be here for a long time. But the not knowing what will happen in the coming months is what gets to me the most.”
We don’t know how or when, but this pandemic will eventually end. And at some point, we will begin to forget the details of this strange time.
Most of us will always remember the big things — the long days at home, waiting in line to enter a grocery store, Zoom visits with family, online schooling, wearing and perhaps sewing masks, daily reports from Dr. Fauci on TV — but will we remember how we felt in the midst of the pandemic? Our hopes, our fears, our worries? What we missed doing, who we missed seeing? Even if you never journaled before, now is a great time to begin.