BAMBI Magazine November 2021

Published on: November 11, 2021

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Dear BAMBI members, 

As we move closer to the end of the year, I’ve been thinking a lot about what the term ‘new normal’ means to me. To be honest, I’m still in some kind of denial, hoping that life will just go back to what it was before Covid-19. 

This summer, I had the opportunity to go back home to see our family. We thought it was worth the trip after not having seen them for two years. It wasn’t easy to travel during the pandemic with two small kids by myself, but once we arrived in Europe, we were shocked at how easily they had gone back to ‘normal’ life. Nobody would wear masks outdoors, and the restaurants were open and serving alcohol. At school, kids were wearing masks indoors, but no testing was needed. 

This gives me some hope that even if we can’t go back to exactly how it was at the beginning of 2019, we can recover some normality sooner than later. 

BAMBI is also looking forward to reopening our playgroups and activities as soon as we can. We’ve said goodbye to many of our members over the last few months, and unfortunately, this has included many of our volunteers. Without volunteers—our most valuable asset—we are not able to open as many activities as we would like to. If you can make a little time to help, we’d love for you to join us as we write the next chapter of BAMBI. Let’s work together to embrace this new normal. 

Gloria Pino

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