Hooray for good news:
Vaccines and effective therapeutics are available. Many places are no longer in lockdown. Others are on the verge of fully opening.
Despite the good news, not all Baby Boomers are ready to totally jump into a post-Covid world.
After all, for more than a year boomers have had to cope with the frightening statistics that we (along with those older than us) are at high risk of contracting a heinous virus, and possible dying. Gasp!
In effect, boomers have been forced to face our mortality. Double Gasp!!
There is no magic switch that turns off a year's worth of fear, anxiety, and stress. If only.
There is no need to justify or defend feelings and reactions.
There is no need to submit to pressure to 'get over it.'
Have patience with yourself. Each of us will recover from this terrible ordeal at our own pace.
Have compassion for yourself. Especially, if you feel your gratitude for, thus far, eluding Covid (or surviving it) is overshadowed by mourning all who did not survive, particularly loved ones and contemporaries.
Let's stay positive and believe, sooner rather than later, all of us will (mostly) recover from virus-related fears and anxiety, and hopefully, the grief.
Reminder: We are The Baby Boomers
We are resilient. We are bold. We are feisty.
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