What has been the most effective way you have found to mentally escape the pandemic?

“Focusing on making my home a safe space. Spending so much time at home has motivated me to make it a place of rest and peace.”

What book, story, or poem have you read since the pandemic began that you would recommend to others?

“Lassoing the Sun by Mark Woods. This man spent a year traveling through America’s national parks and wrote a book about nature, life, and loss. It was really poignant.”

What has been the most effective way you have found to mentally escape the pandemic?

“I’ve had a difficult time escaping the pandemic. The things I normally love doing have seemed too overwhelming during the pandemic.”

What three words sum up your experience living through a pandemic?

“Angry—Sad—Apprehensive”

What book, story, or poem have you read since the pandemic began that you would recommend to others?

“Wanderers by Chuck Wendig. It’s an interesting pandemic story that contains reflections of what happened in the past year, even though it was written before the current pandemic.”

What three words sum up your experience living through a pandemic?

“Help. Others. Breathe.”