By now most of us should have learned a great deal more about ourselves because of the pandemic. Confined either alone or with others has shone a spotlight on our lives, our jobs and our relationships with our families and friends.

It’s a case of either, or, quite often.

My confinement has had me recommit myself to my art as I once did as a younger version of myself when I believed that my creations were intended to create a beautiful environment and a better world for others.

My love for Annie has also been deepened and strengthened during our isolation together. I am grateful to have her in my life. I am grateful for the difficult journey I endured two years ago that has brought me to where I am today. I am happy and I am blessed.

It would appear that you need to lose everything first before the universe gives you more than you started off with.

I am loved.

I am grateful.