There is so much you want to change, but so little you can actually control. And that’s a huge opportunity for anxiety and depression to wedge their way in and take over. I’m getting better at asking (or demanding!) what I need from others, but I need to focus more on what I need from myself. I need patience (ha!), decompression time, and probably a lot more than I even know now. It’s okay to focus on bettering yourself so you can then influence others. A rising tide lifts all boats.

Pictured are the herbs and tomatoes I picked up from a neighbor during a walk to the store. Happy to have picked up local and supported a neighborhood family.