We've been more insular this year. And my daughter came home from the university really early and attended what I call Basement U to finish out last semester, and we have a high schooler who's home. There has been some nice parts, like I feel like we've really gotten these months together that we would have never had, and I'm grateful for that.
I wouldn't wish this pandemic on our world, but I do feel like there's people in general have slowed down a little bit. Maybe they're going to see that they haven't been so consumer-oriented and maybe they're going to realize that that wasn't making them happy anyway. I don't know.
I'm kind of a girl half-glass half-full gal, but I do feel like there are some really wonderful benefits that are going to come out of this that people are going to maybe stop chasing that elusive thing that they think is going to make them happy. And maybe see that it's right here, right now.
— Lucie Amundsen
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