WE'VE GOT THIS
We met up with Paul for his We've Got This photo.
While taking his photo, he told us a lot about his past year and what he hopes to accomplish in the future.
You see, Paul is a really social guy. He likes to hang out with people, talk about what's been going on, and he always has a story to tell.
The pandemic has made seeing people quite difficult, but he's found some of that we've got this spirit.
Paul has been honing his art skills, and spending a lot of time painting. Whether he's taking a virtual class over Zoom, or getting a little help from his support team, Paul has found happiness in colour.
Last summer, Paul started painting a new canvas: rocks. He and his roommate, Evan, would work together to get the rocks from a trail near their home. Evan would hookup his bike trailer, and off they would go picking out the best ones for Paul to paint.
Painting thoughtful messages and bright colours, each stone was then hidden in the gardens around their home. Those bright little nuggets greeted neighbours and passersby, and gave a medium for Paul to share his joy.
While we all had to do our part to stay home, physically distance, Paul's art gave him a way to connect with others.
This photo series began as partnership between Community Living Guelph Wellington and Elle Chic Photography to showcase people’s “We’ve Got This” spirit. These photos tell a story. They are a testament of how people have persisted, how they’ve managed… how one year later, we’re still saying we’ve got this.
Additionally, May is Community Living Month. To help us jump start this photo series, we reached out to our community, our direct support professionals and the people they support, asking if they wanted to showcase how they have been managing the pandemic – their “We’ve Got This” spirit. The response has been incredible.
All throughout May, Community Living Month, you will see photos on our social media channels from those who wanted to join in.
We invite you to join in too.