The hard truth is that even in a post-pandemic future, we will need to grieve what we’ve experienced in order to move forward.
Grief over lost plans, lost friendships, lost opportunities. Grief over those who have lost more than myself. Grief over the collective grief felt in the world which at times is suffocating if you delve too far in. The guilt over feeling luckier than most, the grief of said guilt. The guilt over grief. It never ends.
Find a strategy to cope, like making space to recognise the small, positive moments from the last year. It could be as simple as recognising how strong you are.