When a City Girl Goes Country

By Annette Bridges

How much of your life have you spent looking forward? I think my entire childhood was dreaming about the future. Imagining what I could be when I grew up, the places I would explore, who I would meet and maybe fall in love with.

I really don’t think too much changed as I got older. My dreams remained about something to do in the future. Things like vacations to take, new places I wanted to see and changes I wanted to make.

This is one reason why this pandemic initially felt overwhelmingly disruptive. Suddenly, I was thrust into an uncertain world where exploring it now felt scary or even unlikely in the foreseeable future.

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