Things are not good right now. They might not be for a long time. It’s tempting to block it out to protect ourselves, to make it easier to go on with our days, to disconnect from the very real horrors that this system is creating. But we can’t do that if we want it to get better. And we can’t make it better if we’re overwhelmed with how bad it’s gotten.
Like every other millennial who thought frappuccinos were the epitome of sophistication throughout high school, I spend *way* too much money at Starbucks—to the point where for nearly every special occasion, my friends and family get me a Starbucks gift card.
These days, my typical morning routine includes Googling whether it’s safe to venture outside today and if there are COVID-19 cases on the rise, followed by how much closer we are to discovering if we’ve found a vaccine, and finally, scouring articles to figure out if there are any long-term consequences of using so much hand sanitizer.