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End of Chapter 1

And just like that, 1/12th of 2022 is gone. Even though the world has felt like it has been 2019 for 3 years now, this month somehow flew by. A lot of big changes and sad moments happened this month that I only hope are temporary. But also some exciting things and amazing opportunities for change and growth arose! It may be too early in the year to think it will be the best one, but I certainly hope it's a good one; even if the reality right now is a bit scary and uncertain.

I will take a small side road here to let you guys know that there's a new product on my etsy page, in case you'd like to check it out 😊 PocketfulOfAndrea on Etsy!

Anyways, back to our regularly scheduled programming. I don't know about you guys, but having been working throughout all the pandemic somehow did not make me feel any more normal. If anything, it made me way more anxious. I am grateful I have a job and I had a steady income coming in, don't get me wrong. I can't even begin to understand how it feels to lose your job because of the pandemic and not knowing where your next paycheck was coming from. I feel like this pandemic has been challenging in different ways for different people. Yes, I worked, but especially at the beginning, when we didn't know much about it and there was no vaccine in sight, going to work was a constant "is this the day I get the 'Rona?" Especially if you work in Customer Service and see people constantly, which I did at the moment. Right now, I'm still in customer service, but in an office, which isn't that much better, since my coworkers still have contact with clients and then, come see me, so the spread is still possible, but it's not as direct and somehow, in my mind, that's better. It also helps that the coworkers in my area are all vaccinated and boosted, which gives me peace of mind. A greater part of the population in Puerto Rico is vaccinated as well. Maybe some light at the end of the tunnel?

Anyways, back to the point. I've been in 3 different locations with 3 different jobs since the pandemic started (the second one in the same company as the first one, but with a promotion!). When I say it's been a time of growth and learning, I'm not kidding. But the fact that it's just one more month over kind of seems pointless in the void that has been these past few years. To me, it has just been one whole same month where days just keep passing. I'm excited for the future, of course, but does anyone else feel like months don't even have meaning anymore? It's just another day...

I know that was a long winding road, but in all seriousness, I hope you guys are ok and protecting yourselves. Do your best to help yourself and those around you. We're all going through it and a little compassion goes a long way!

Thank you for reading and let's start Chapter 2 right!

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