In about three weeks, we will be in a new month and new year. I have never gone through such an extended period of change at work, societal upheaval, and perpetual anxiety. I am beginning to see some glimmers of a more positive existence, and have allowed myself to have some hope.
It has been a few weeks since the governor of ND issued his mask mandate, and while there are still people who go maskless, the number of people wearing masks has increased very noticeably. It is also very interesting that the number of new, positive cases has dropped precipitously since the mask mandate was issued. Oh, I know it will go up due to Thanksgiving gatherings, but the trend of increased mask wearing is encouraging.
Our Tortie was near death a month ago. Now she is thriving on a maintenance dose of steroids.
My workplace is finally settling down after our move, numerous technology changes, staff turnover, and treatment paradigm shift, with good administrators in charge and people getting necessary things done that were neglected for a couple of years.
I try not to wallow in political news since it keeps me awake at night, but that is starting to look more positive, too, in terms of the changes in administrations. I also am hopeful now that the seed catalogue are arriving in the mail.
What glimmers of hope are you seeing? What are you hopeful for in the new year?