I was also a newly-minted bar owner at the beginning. I had a community of people who asked me for confident answers to questions I also didn’t know what to do about. I felt like I had to put on a brave face for others, and do the best that I could do to make sure my employees and patrons felt like they had a safe harbor from the physical and emotional storm we all were enduring. Even while the bar was closed by the state. We all suffered, and not all of us made it out intact. By the time I had my booster shot I had contracted the main strain of Covid and both major variants. But I learned through all of this that communities are the greatest asset humanity can offer. And I had a crazy good Animal Crossing island.