Discussion of news topics with a point of view, including narratives by individuals regarding their own experiences

We’re all prey to nostalgia, and indulging in it can help lift us up. Yet, we also know the pitfalls of dreaming of yesteryear, especially when it impedes negatively on the current year. So, as a counterpoint, I’ve tried to home in on what I’m actually responding to when I’m nostalgic. It has helped me clarify my current tastes and reminded me of creative projects and ideas that got away.

I got breakthrough covid. It made me appreciate the vaccine more than ever.

Despite the odds, I feel very lucky

I don’t want kids. Here’s how I made peace with my decision.

I can’t have it all in life, and I’m okay with that

I visited my family for the first time in a year. It shocked me how much I’d changed.

In a year of feeling stuck, it was difficult to see the ways I might have grown