I saw a meme going around at the end of last month that caught my eye — “January was tough year but we made it.” The start of the year was a tough for a lot of people, particularly for Federal workers. A lot of that excitement around the “fresh start” of the new year was short lived for a lot of us, for reasons beyond our control. It’s been refreshing to see that energy being carried over into this month. February has become the new January. The resilience, creativity, faith, community and patience that saw many through the challenges of January has manifested a new sense of beginning around this month.