What We’ve Found – The New Normal

Hello everyone!  We hope you and your dearest ones are doing well during these difficult times!

Well, here we are… September. The months have quite literally flown by, it felt like the beginning of June was only yesterday, but that seems to be the way of things at the moment with the virus that shall not be named (partly because I’m sick of hearing and saying it). It’s hard to believe we are now in the Fall already, mind you there is still plenty of canceled events/holidays to cross off your calendars and the small matter of an election to look forward to. Thanks 2020, thanks a lot.

It can be easy to think negatively about this year, let alone the last few months. I’ve been there myself, flowing in and out of peace and sadness, feeling totally alone yet still somehow overwhelmed. However, that hasn’t been the case for everybody. Many folks I’ve spoken with have talked fruitfully about how the pandemic (and the subsequent lock-down) has given them the break they needed, allowing them to recover mentally from all the stress that’s built up over the years of working tirelessly. Add those folk to the ones who have had a complete shift in mentality towards their work-life balance and the people who have ditched their old jobs entirely to focus on something their passionate about instead. You’d be forgiven in thinking that for some of the population the pandemic has allowed people to reclaim a part of themselves again.

So with that being said, we want to hear from you on this months What We’ve Found about how your life has changed over the course of the pandemic. What would you describe as your new normal? How have you come to terms and adapted to a new way of living and working? Whether it be small or significant, we want to see and hear about it.

We will be accepting all forms of art, such as photographs (1-3 photos per submission), poetry, essays, drawings, paintings. We want it all. Our deadline is September 25th, so get to submitting it as soon as possible.

In the meantime; Stay healthy, Stay Positive, Stay Safe.

Image by: Simone Pampurini.

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