By Cathy J Leer, PT, MBA
“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves, we have had our summer evenings, now for October eves.”– Humbert Wolfe
October is ½ over and I don’t know how we got here! Being a true New Englander, I LOVE the seasons. I love to see them come and I love to see them go! These past few days I have really seen fall come in with a burst of color and of course coolness in the air….and wind. But honestly, where has 2020 gone and how did it fly by so fast?
It seems like yesterday that we were at the start of winter and ushered in 2020. Then COVID-19 hit. I missed spring. I missed summer (although I personally loved the weather), and now here we are in October. Months have flown by, and it’s hard to believe that we are still dealing with the effects of COVID-19! I am hopeful though, that the worst is over and that the ability to detect and treat the virus has progressed to a point that we will never see another event like this again!
Speaking of events, we had a short staff meeting today to not only discuss our recovery during COVID-19, but also to wish our neuro guru, Dr. Karolina Kozlova the best with her quickly approaching wedding! It seems like it was yesterday that she joined our family at FPTS (December to be exact), and now she has a new love in her life and is taking the proverbial plunge! Talk about whirlwind romance!! I missed that too!
In the spirit of being a New Englander and loving the seasons for the changes they bring, I would love to see fall usher in more advances in combating this pandemic, and I’d love to see the many effects of it go…just like summer. More importantly, as I look back on the year that most of us want to be erased from our memory, I want to grab onto as many silver linings as I can. One of them being the opportunity to welcome Karolina into the FPTS family, and seeing her find her true love, despite the pandemic, and setting a new course in their lives. Isn’t love grand?! It helps you forget some of the bad and helps you really appreciate the good and what matters most.