This article is the first in Kuju’s new content series: “Finding Your #KujuMoment - a moment of rest & rejuvenation - in the midst of the anxiety and ambiguity of 2020"
It’s obvious by now that 2020 has been one of the wildest and most unpredictable years that most, if not all of us, can remember. The world turned upside down for the United States in March, when COVID-19 arrived and businesses everywhere were forced to shut down. Now over 6 months after that event, what has transpired since could not have been imagined: nearly 200,000 COVID-related death have occurred, a massive civil rights movement has risen to become a relevant political force, a stock market that has rallied and confounded many, blazing fires and a hurricane on the West and Eastern US coasts, struggles and challenges for schools (and newly created homeschools) in every county, millions of unemployed still struggling across the US, and to top it all off, a presidential election just two months away that is sure to add to controversy and anxiety of the day.
We have also lost much. But the losses have not stopped at being merely physical in nature. They have become mental. Everything we used to do in a safe, segmented fashion - work, childcare, recreation, family time, social time, and more - has blurred together to create lifestyles that we were not prepared to anticipate, navigate, or cope with. And with these losses have also come the loss of our ability to experience critical moments - of rest and rejuvenation.
This is what has inspired our new content series: "Finding Your #KujuMoment - a moment of rest & rejuvenation - in the midst of the anxiety and ambiguity of 2020"
We are all coping with the world in different ways and for different reasons, but what we all have in common is a need to recharge, and the truth is doing so is much harder than it used to be. Taking a weekend to go on a wonderful outdoor adventure is certainly one way to recharge, but what about those little moments...when you just need to take a walk, or just have 15 minutes of silence before the kids wake up, or just need to do something new, as opposed to watching a rerun of your favorite Netflix show?
This process will be just as exploratory for us as it might be for you. It will require that we wander into new activities and habits that we hope are rejuvenating in their own right. We are excited to venture into this unknown space, especially as we enter this Fall season, and we hope that by following along, we'll be able to inspire as many #KujuMoments in each of your days so your weeks, months and perhaps even the rest of the year can be filled with more peace, hope, and rejuvenation.