Be A Part of History, and Tell Your Pandemic Story

By Rachel Puryear

No matter who you are, your life experience is unique. Not one other person has, or ever will, share your particular story. Therefore, you are the only one who can tell yours – and you never know whose life you might change by doing so.

Years from now, this pandemic will be looked back on as a major historical event. Stories of people who lived through it – not just the rich and famous, but regular people, too – will be of great interest, as well as a source of inspiration and wisdom for people facing future crises. (And these future crises will occur.)

Book laid flat and opened, with two pages in the middle folded over to form a heart shape, with the words “We all have a story to tell” written above it.

Your story is important, too. Even if you spend just a few minutes at it here and there, write down your thoughts, and (big or small) events that stand out to you during this time. A little bit recorded here and there can add up to a whole lot more.

Writing can take many forms – diaries made, true or fictional stories drafted, blogs developed, drawings and other art used to capture moments and reflect the times, or more. You can document the big things happening to everyone. You can document what’s going on in your community, your social circle, your own life.

I look forward to seeing things that some of you will hopefully write, either in the near or distant future.

Here’s a quote for the day: “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou

Thank you my lovely readers for reading! If this helped you, please share. Be safe, my friends, and stay healthy. Try to help others if you are able, and ask for help if you need it. We will all get through this together. xoxo

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