By mid-March it had taken over everything and began to alter everyones life. Many of us lost our jobs. Many of us began to struggle with having to uproot our lives and replant ourselves somewhere else whether physically or just ideologically.
It has made us sit up and take notice of who we are and who we want to be.
2020 also tested us with a tumultuous presidential election. Again, we began to define who are and who we want to be. We entrenched ourselves in personal belief structures and debated, often loudly with each other, especially through the cowardly social media platforms where it became all to easy to put each other down in the most uncivil of ways.
At the end of the year I'm not sure we're any closer together, but we will begin 2021 with a new leader about to step in and see how we will move forward. And we will move forward.
Over the next week I will share some things I've learned about who are as northwest Pennsylvanians as we changed our lives in order to batten-down-the-hatches to weather this storm. I covered several stories of hope this year as well as the pain of loss. Check back this week for some recaps of stories and some of my favorite moments of the year.
And please share your stories and remembrances from this trying year. If you're so inclined please share your hopes for 2021 and things you'd like to do.
Merry Christmas everyone. Thank you for reading along with my adventures along Eight & 322.