January 29, 2021
Dear 2020 and 2021, I’m writing to you in tandem now because for me you are inextricably linked. You both held and hold great hope and great fear I am doing my best to reconcile. You, 2020, opened the doors of opportunity for me. New city, new job, new apartment, new friends, new lovers, and...
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Dear 2020, I have developed a love/hate relationship with you. Good things happened to me during your time, and also lots of anxiety, fear and hopelessness. At your beginning, I was finishing my master’s degree and super excited about the idea of having an American commencement—the cap and gown and having friends and family with...
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Dear 2020, We had a rocky start. You were cold and financially unstable. I was always dreading waking up to you. I worked hard to make things better, make them easier. You were a fortress of sadness for the first four months. I lost some family and friends. I lost my car. I drank too...
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