The accompanied photo of this post is "The Best Daughter" playing youth soccer at some of the highest levels available to her and her team back in the day: Freestate Phoenix (2002-2010). Her tenacity on the field was fierce, and she captivated the determination and doggedness in every game she played. It was a joy to watch from the sidelines, even those "nail biter" games that brought out the best in all the players, and therefore each team battled to the final whistle, and were some of the most memorable games of all.
While thinking further of her grimaced face and total focus, or the resolve to get to the ball first, and send a pass, reminds me of how we are all coping and strategizing our days amid the COVID-19. We all our enduring the long stint of shelter in place (perhaps some with a grimaced face too); the stamina needed while working from home (and those with young children in school-homeschooling); the purposefulness of eating at home...every meal for the most part; the firmness of wearing a mask to help protect ourselves, but more importantly, others orbiting near us; and the staying power of "we shall overcome," and get back to a "new normal" at some point down this murky road we are all traversing. Yep, that's all being tenacious as a bulldog all right.
BSoleille! The bright side of being determined that we will all get to the other side of all this; plus keeping ourselves and families safe and healthy as best we can each day. I hope we are trampling the curve - sooner than later.