I can't remember one distinct memory, or exactly when it happened because your mind has a funny way of playing tricks on you (it's scientifically proven). However I do remember a particular family reunion\party because of family reunion for my mother's side of the family is no small gathering, but that's usually the case when there are 50 some people.
It was in November and my aunts had rented out the only space big enough for that many of us.
I had first cousins just learning to walk, my cousin Shana on Skype saying hi to everybody, and a football game blasting in the background for the people that cared.
I remember there was too much food, as there often is at such gatherings and after a while too much noise (that happens when you have big family). I remember telling my cousin about the Demi Lovato concert I had coming up in a month and we were barely able to hear each other.
There was the normal family buzz about who was getting married next, who was pregnant and my cousin Abby making the Olympic trials for the 2012 London Olympics. Those are the things I remember.
It's funny looking back on that now given the circumstances in 2020. I'm looking forward to that again this summer after all of this is passed, seeing my big family and celebrating the life of my grandma who passed away in April.
It's good to remember happy memories because they make you smile and laugh particularly when you have a lot of reasons not to.