Many people have remarked that 2020 has been a hard year. While I do not disagree, I cannot say that this year has been the hardest. Collectively it has been interesting to go through a pandemic together, and I too have struggled with disappointment and feeling isolated, especially postpartum. Everyone has had to make decisions for themselves in relation to the pandemic and how they personally navigate things. I never base my decisions on what other people are doing, rather what is best for our family in light of a given situation. With everything in life I approach things from a holistic point of view. During the summer my need for more support and for M to have social interactions led us to fly to Alberta and spend most of the summer with my in-laws who live on a larger property in the countryside. With that said, I am proud of our decision making during this time. On a more superficial note, I do regret cutting my hair into a pixie haircut. What was I thinking?! On the plus side, we all had pretty bad hair for couple of months. C’est la vie!