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It’s the end of another 365, and my inbox is full of tips and tricks to become a “Better Katie in 2020.” I’ve never been one to stick to resolutions anyway, so for this next year, I’m exercising a new tradition: celebrating my accomplishments and gleaning wisdom from what was a pretty difficult time.

My parents and I both live in coronavirus epicenters — but we’re separated by thousands of miles

We’re trying to have hope in Seattle and Italy

I often say I am doing ‘fine’ when I am not. Here’s why I am committing to being honest about how I feel.

I’m trying to learn to sit in the discomfort, and not dismiss my own feelings for the comfort of others