Each life contains a myriad of experiences and possibilities that shift at a moment’s notice. A good life is cycle of smiles, grief, loving, and letting go, for nothing lasts forever. For most of us, living through the year 2020 has meant bearing the joys and pains of a lifetime. You are not alone.
This work represents the collective pain and revelations felt during this year. We write in solidarity with you, in the hope that you will find that you are not alone. We hope you find peace and understanding in our words. Ultimately, we hope you come to understand the only thing that truly lasts forever is love.
About the Author
Steven Durand Jr, is a graduate student studying an applied psychological discipline. Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Steven learned very early on the complexities of life. Death, hardship, and tragedy were elements he encountered at a very early age. These themes would follow throughout his life, an element he later attributed to developing his fascination for the human mind. While dark elements shaped his research and career interests, they were deeply impactive to his personal psychology. Such an impact has led to Steven battling Major Depressive Disorder since he was a child. His research interests include Phenomenology, Applied Psychology, Positive Psychology, and Cognitive Psychology. Steven has shared with many his belief that service to others is the fundamental meaning of his life. As such, Steven utilizes insights from academia and intrinsically held empathy from his personal life to help others in professional and personal settings.