I am feeling really good today (surprisingly!) because I’ve decided to help myself feel better by looking for volunteering roles. Even though the pandemic is not over, I would still like to have a social network of people and feel this is a good way to go about it. I’m hoping there will be someone who will take me on, and feel a little more hopeful for the future today. I am still choosing to disengage with watching or listening to the news as I find it more depressing and bad for my mental health. Lots and lots of people around me are feeling low or depressed as the year draws to a close, because the pandemic isn’t over. It is hard to be hopeful for the future, but we try. 2022 has crept up slowly but I’m determined to push forward and make it a better year than the previous 2.