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Challenge: Back to School 2020

Back to School: Pandemic Style

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This is our official first day of high school picture and it sums up our feelings on the school year perfectly.


Not this.
Get out.

Go away.

We want normal.
Every parent, student, teacher, and administrator is having their patience, compassion, and ability to strike balance tested on a serious level these days.
After just one day of a hybrid model of remote and in-person learning, I’m exhausted as a parent.
I’ve spent all my hopefulness. I’ve used all my patience. I’ve done all I can do.
Our family gave today our best. Tonight we regroup, refuel, reset our expectations, and hope that each day will get easier.
A friend’s child asked her today “will it always be like this?”

We all could benefit from asking ourselves that question every day.
We need to remember that this time in our lives will pass. It is temporary. Brighter days are ahead.

It will not always be like this.

Here’s to finding the bright spots while we wait.

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