This is a time capsule piece. Written on a scrap of paper in an office I had all to myself, with my name on a plaque outside the door.
The weight of what would become 2020 hit me with no warning. I’m someone who thrives with a full plate and productivity, with a full schedule to keep me on track. When March 2020 came about and the world shut down, I was not mentally prepared to continue “thriving”. The truth is, I was burnt out. March 2020 forced me to take the time to look in the mirror, better myself from my core, and address the reasonings behind the “why” I’m “always busy”. I thought I was sinking into enjoying having nothing to do but wait for the world to open again, but, in reality, I was spiraling. I…