I hope all of you are staying safe and healthy wherever you are! I’m back home in the Chicago ‘burbs with my family for the foreseeable future and am now comfortably settled with my parents and our two dogs. It’s been a challenge shifting my academic routine back at home, but I feel like I’m beginning to get the hang of it. One thing to remember is to always approach unavoidable situations like this with the best possible attitude and make the best of the worst! Earlier today, I helped my mom plant some flowers and bushes near the patio and am finally getting back into reading for fun! Although I miss Madison, I see this as a unique opportunity to relax and spend my much-expanded free time trying something new. I’ve been getting a bit into Russian YouTube channels as of late; I recommend checking some out – there is some good stuff on there!