We Endured

Essays of our Lives During Quarantine

by Cynthia “Salonista" Kosciuczyk



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/30/2023

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 230
ISBN : 9798823009614
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 230
ISBN : 9798823009607

About the Book

“The Pandemic was a reminder that there’s nothing more important than our health and the lives of our loved ones. With better choices and planning we will be more resilient in the future.” —Richard Bailey Mayor of Coronado, California We Endured chronicles of how lives were changed by the arrival of Covid-19. With experience in research and interviewing people for media, I took a dive into the ways the pandemic affected us physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I have been writing for some time for a LinkedIn Site, Bizcatalyst360. My style is to observe my everyday life looking for connection to the world. Finding an idea that touched my soul, doing some research, and asking questions of those who would know more in a particular area. My first ones approached the concept of change. As I became more inspired due to being home in the first months of the pandemic, I started writing weekly. I wrote and then turned it to a Facebook live show on a 24-hr. place called the Quarantine Network. The live chat with the audience resulted in more topics to discover. Because of my nomadic and gregarious life experiences, I would find friends and ask a few poignant questions. “The Quarantine Network was created by humans for humans. Instead of panicking or falling into bad habits, we decided to spend our days being connected to people. We created programs to keep our friends and strangers informed and occupied during dark times. When the light at the end of the tunnel arrived, we had an entire community that had been built.” —Beau Harvey Doiron Creator of the Quarantine Network This book is a testament to all of those in my greater circle who endured with me. I didn’t not want all their efforts and sacrifices to be forgotten. Come dive in with me, I am confident you will be surprised!

About the Author

Growing up in an East Coast Polish family that valued travel and education gave me an open mind. With engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, artists, and educators I really value the why and how of life. This contributed to my unique mix of expertise: science research, teaching, food, art, and textiles. Owning and operating my own businesses (a bakery, a gallery, and a consulting business) taught me many different roles. Participating in the creation of startups, working in design, and my own businesses and technology endeavors. A lifelong passion for textiles and Persian rugs taught me an array of professional skills such as research, writing, and community events. Community involvement resulted in a multitude of business opportunities. Every facet of my work and life comes together like pieces of a puzzle. I have written a few books and many articles as I have a deep desire to share my stories and the stories of others. I strive to be a phenomenal networker and problem solver who continues to learn and grow.