I'm sure you'll agree with me when I say this year has sure been a doozy; the Covid 19 virus has really played havoc on everything. It's sad to think that everyone's lives have been turned up-side-down and to know that things will probably never be back to like it was at the beginning of the year. And at the present time there doesn't seem to be an end in site.
2020 was hard on conventions of all kinds. There are 2 annual pop culture conventions I attend each year: Lexington ComicCon in the spring and ScareFest in the fall. However, this year the coronavirus caused the ComicCon to be rescheduled twice then completely canceled. Then in August it was announced that ScareFest had to be canceled because of the convention center it was to be held at was no where near completion due to said virus.
Like most places, school was very much affected. The started date for our local school district was delayed, then the school system came up with a "hybrid" schedule with parents being given the choice of either sending the kids in-person 2 days a week or letting them do virtual classes. My daughter chose to send the boys in-person. Then on September 28, kids were allowed to attend full-time. For those who homeschool full-time, I have admire and respect you very much; I have no idea how you do it, much less have the patience for it. The husband and I babysit the grandkids and had to help with their NTI work and it was a pain to get the kids to do it.
And to the families who have lost loved ones to this virus, I am so sorry. My family, so far, has not been affected by it and I am thankful. I pray each night for those suffering from all illnesses, their families and the caretakers who look after them.
Each of us should pray that this virus ends soon so that our lives can get back to some type of normalcy soon. I can only imagine what this year has done to those who are suffering from depression, anxiety and other mental issues. Hang in there, please...there are people like myself who are praying for you daily. Please seek help if you need it.