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Chasing Sunsets

Nothing beats a beautiful Northern Michigan sunset. While many things have been restricted this quarantine, this great hobby of mine thankfully has not. There’s just something about the sun slowly sinking behind the waters of Little Traverse Bay that will let you forget about all the stresses and worries in our lives…

This quarantine has been very rough on everyone. It’s hard to feel right when all the things that make us human are shut down. But in this time, I’ve seen more beautiful sunsets than I ever have in all the time I’ve lived here. There are a lot of things to be stressed about in life, and with the pandemic thrown into it, many people’s mental health has suffered greatly. I myself have found a lot of hard days and nights during this time. And why shouldn’t I have? There is a lot of uncertainty, anxiety, sadness, and fear everywhere. A lot of the time I wonder if anything is going to be back to what feels like normal.

But there is one thing that has always been constant: watching a beautiful sunset and seeing the water and the sky change into colors you could never imagine them to be. And then you realize that everything is going to be just fine. I believe that everything works out for a reason, and every sunset is proof that life goes on, and things will always end up the way they are supposed to. If you are struggling with mental health during this time, reach out to a friend, your partner, your doctor, just anyone. You will be surprised how many people are also going through the same thing. We are all in this together. In the meantime, keep chasing those sunsets.

– Katie

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