Monday Morning Wake-Up Call

I don’t know who I am becoming. I like who I am becoming, I just haven’t fully met her yet.  I don’t think I can go back to a “before.” I don’t think I fit into that life anymore. I’ve just grown and changed, and many priorities and values have shifted. My peak excitement right now is getting ready for baby ducks on the farm in spring. I like the slowness of things right now.

— Mary Fugate, 31, who works in higher education, moved home from Cincinnati to Punxsutawney, Pa., from “Emerging From the Coronavirus” in The New York Times, April 5, 2021


Photo: Paul Rioux

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  1. I like her thoughts, and I like who I am becoming too. It takes awhile to feel comfortable with ourselves. 🙏🏻🌈

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  2. Like slipping into comfortable shoes. Plus, she moved to puxatawny Phil’s neighborhood.

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  3. I think we continue to become until we stop – as in full stop.

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  4. Methinks she echoes your own thoughts, DK…

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  5. I feel the same. This has been an opportunity to spend time with ourselves and be more introspective. I like who you are becoming too DK.

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  6. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Not ‘back to before’ – I totally understand … “My peak excitement right now is getting ready for baby ducks on the farm in spring. I like the slowness of things right now.” — Mary Fugate, 31, who works in higher education, moved home from Cincinnati to Punxsutawney, Pa., from “Emerging From the Coronavirus” in The New York Times, April 5, 2021.

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  7. Doggone spam filter intercepted this morning’s post, so I just happened onto it. And so glad I did. Love this sentiment. I, too, feel like I’m evolving every day. And the slower pace is suiting me right down to the ground….

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  8. Anonymous says:

    The whole article is worth the time. I wept at some points. We will never be the same, and please God, it’s for the betterment of us all. Please.

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  9. We are all works in Progress…breath forward…

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  10. Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing!

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