It's been a whole year since COVID-19 first triggered mass lockdowns, and a massive change in life as we knew it. As the anniversary comes, people are reporting different emotions: anxiety, apathy, anger, maybe a sense of pride that they've come this far.
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"As a kid, delicious desserts helped me through some of the toughest moments. I’m incredibly thankful to be alive. I’m buying a birthday cake that says: #NotTodayCovid. You will not steal my joy!"
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"I'll probably commemorate my one year quaran-versary with a good cry. This year has changed all of our lives in unimaginable ways. I lived in NYC, and just thinking about those first few weeks makes me well up."
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"To mark one year of COVID I'm doing a burning ritual, writing down all the things I'm angry and sad about. While it burns, I'll repeat the mantra, 'I let go of these emotions that are no longer serving me'."
"I bought myself a new pair of roller skates to remind myself that I can create joy in everyday moments, that I have the courage and strength to pick myself up after I fall."
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"It has not been an easy year. To mark the 12-month point since COVID first arrived, I'll be doing a meditation and following it up by relaxing and playing a crystal sound bowl."
"I'm having a lockdown retreat. I will also be cooking myself a good meal, and thinking about the good things that happened in the last 12 months. I'll end my evening with a yoga session with my cat who always joins me on my mat."