UPLIFTuesdays will feature OLM parishioners who would like to spread some cheer and make us grateful for the faith and community that we have.
Tiffany is the daughter of Selwyn & Joy Esteban. She is graduating 8th grade from Beloved Community Charter School & will be attending County Prep High School to major in Graphic Technology.
As a young artist living through this pandemic, a way to voice myself out would be through art, of course. I’m young, fragile, and ambitious, yet I am limited to things that I am able to do because of this current situation.
I’m a little saddened about how the world is now and the reality is there. All of these occurrences rudely awakened me to how harsh the world really is on the outside of the comfort of our own homes, and we need to realize the importance of safety and one another. I hope everyone is taking care of themselves and staying safe, laughing and smiling whole-heartedly, eating three meals a day, and embracing what their lives are now despite the conditions.
One day, we’re going to be able to go out again and hug all our friends, but now’s not the time. Give them virtual hugs and support. In no means did I intend to sound pessimistic, but that’s what the reality is and there is no paving away from it until we adapt. I understand that it’s difficult and painful, and if anything I learned that stubbornness takes me nowhere thanks to reverse psychology which shouldn’t be a solution in this current situation.
Anyways, in the meantime, we can take this time to take care of ourselves better and acknowledge and support each other; knowing that people understand you and you’re not alone are the two best feelings in the world. Remember that you are loved and cared for, and we’ll meet again soon. Stay safe and stick around at home.