Hi Dennett. Nature has a way of easing the pressure of stress with her beauty. I just walked a very old dog. He will be 17 this March and we are dog sitting. I like to get up before everyone else to walk him and today the sun is shining and it is beautiful. Yesterday was torrential rain all day long and today it is gorgeous. I will take it as a sign that better times are ahead this year for me and those I care about. That will include you. The stress of not having family close and the changes to Medium make things difficult but better times are ahead.
All the best to you and yours.