Day Eleven – A Year Ago Today

I am awake, I am alive, and like so many today, all I can think of is “One year …”

One year ago today, the World Health Organization declared the global pandemic, although it would be a few more days before it touched my life personally.

The first touch – March 13th, when the Youth Seminar I was facilitating was cut short. The Treaty #3 Chiefs wanted the youth back home in their communities where they knew they would be safe. We laughed and joked as we ended early but we all knew we were entering a time none of us could imagine. For the first time, we didn’t hug good-bye and we added in “Stay safe!” to our “Be wells”.

On March 14th, my last live event before implementation of masks and 6 ft. distancing. I went into self-imposed isolation immediately after that event for the sake and safety of my family due to my recent extensive travel. On March 17th, a State of Emergency was declared here in Ontario, a lockdown that would last into July and it is not like things have returned to normal yet.

So here we are, a year older, a year wiser, after a year … no one will forget. I pray you are well. I pray you are safe. I pray you are still taking this seriously because I pray I am not making a similiar post on March 11th, 2022.

Be well and please, stay safe.

I love you!

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