Submitted by Brittany Wimbish
Letter from the Chair
As we enter the final quarter of what has been one of the most unpredictable years of our lives let us pause to reflect and in the midst of it all be mindful.
Who would have thought that in the last 9 months we would have experienced a pandemic which created a domino effect of loss of lives and financial difficulties? Then wrapped in that unsightly gift came along social unrest that changed the course of some of our lives. This has caused us to ponder things we have never thought we would have to ponder. Just when you thought 2020 was done, she said, “hold my beer” and then came the natural disasters. We saw storms and wildfires that devastated areas in our country that has left some of us literally gasping for fresh air. Oh, and don’t forget remote learning! I could go on and on about how this in of itself has become its own monster but those of you currently going through it, you know all about it.
I mentioned mindfulness at the beginning. Why mindfulness? Every one of us has been affected by something. Every one of us is currently fighting our own battles. Let us be kind to one another, let us be mindful and let us remember that nothing lasts forever. While in this moment we may feel like it’s never going to end, I can assure you it will. So, hang in there. Stay strong. Because we are #bettertogether.
October 17th – 10am – 11am
NWiR Seattle – Pumpkin Spice in the Park! Come say “Hi”, bring a dog, a kid(s), and a coffee! We miss you and would love to catch up in person (socially distanced).
Location: Chambers Bay 6320 Grandview Drive W, University Place
More info to come via our Facebook Page!
Although we could not help out in 2020 as a Chapter, the Seattle Chapter of NWIR will be partnering with Rebuilding Together South Sound for their annual Rebuilding Day and heading up their SheBuilds Project for next year!
This will be held on Saturday, April 24th, 2021.
Keep your eyes and ears out for updates on how to get involved!