You did it. You made it to March.
It probably doesn’t feel like a cause for celebration, though. Over half a million Americans are dead, and some 22 million lost their jobs last year. Most of us don’t have a heroic story to tell about our experience during the pandemic: We stayed inside, we wore masks, we banged on pots and pans at 7 p.m., and we played a lot of Animal Crossing.
But be gentle: You’ve now lived through a year of a pandemic. There are worse ways of coping with this anniversary than indulging in a small kindness to yourself.