Hello Friend!

Y’all! If you would have told me in January that on April 1, 2020, that I would be back working from home, assisting my son with classwork, and “social distancing” was actually a thing, I probably would have said “IKYFL!” (if you don’t know what that means, inbox me or ask a teen—and while you’re at it ask them what KMSL means because I still don’t have a clue).

At the conclusion of 2019, my professional life made a dramatic 180 degree pivot for the better. Other circumstances that were also troublesome were showing signs of hope as well. I thought that 2019 was the 2nd worst year that I’d experienced in my life and things would only get better in the new year, but 2020 said “hold my beer!”. The year 2020 is a reminder to all to count your blessings, because things could always be worse.

March was a complete emotional roller coaster for me. It started with me counting down to a much need cruise vacation. I enjoyed planning my itinerary and was overjoyed with each outfit that arrived in the mail as I thought of the selfies that I’d take in them. The month left me with allergies and hot flashes which constantly has me asking myself “’Is that you, Rona?” I find myself constantly having to fight negative thoughts about dying or surviving without my loved ones.

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Alas! April has rolled around. I woke up this morning feeling a encouraged. I am at peace. God is in control and His will is going to be done. The only thing I can control is being proactive about taking measures to reduce exposure of the virus to my family, checking on family and friends to make sure they are okay, and making the most of the time that we have been given. I will come out of this experience better!

We’re in this thing together, so let’s run on to see what the end’s gon’ be!

Take care and be blessed,

Chandra

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