Since I was five years old, I have spent part (or all) of every summer in an "off the grid" camp that my father designed--it's my little bit of heaven.
This year, I took a significant amount of time for myself--I offered it as an oasis to many friends, who could come, quarantine and be mask free. Though I was working, I took time to appreciate the depth of my privilege: not simply of having this place, but of having a job that I could transport easily, staying healthy, and most important, a place where they and I could recharge.
My wish to each of you: find your way to take care of yourself TODAY. 5 minutes or an hour. We all need to make it through this very hard year, and that starts right now.
Be well, be kind Ellen