“When the COVID-19 vaccine became available to me, I knew it was important for me to read research that I trust and have open conversations about it. Straight talk: I’m healthy, but I’m not immortal. (Yet.) I shared quietly to a few friends that I felt vulnerable. That this virus/disease might really, uh, do me dirty. I felt scared, y’all. So, I’ll be real— I was alllll in. After many years of getting vaxxed (somewhere around 25 times) for travel across the planet (as a missionary…hoooboy), taking this step was something very easy for me, personally, to do. When I was ready, I knew it. While my anxiety has been quelled, I also responded to the pull from that very responsibility-for-taking-care-of-others part of me. I guess you can take the girl outta the mission…”