How to Live in Limbo

Three strategies for getting comfortable with discomfort

Two women wearing face masks use binoculars to look in the distance.

“It’ll get better,” my husband says as I review our budget, which has become tighter and tighter during the pandemic. “We just have to make it over this hump.”

But what is the hump exactly? And when does a hump become so large that “hump” is no longer the appropriate geographical designation?