As 2020 pharmacy school graduates, my colleagues and I faced the difficult task of beginning our careers during a global pandemic. Despite this incredible challenge, many of us have gracefully transitioned into the pharmacy workforce, taking on the frontlines by providing excellent patient care and remaining reliable/accessible healthcare providers since day one of the pandemic. For myself, I knew I wanted to move back home from Toronto to begin my pharmacy career. This move ultimately lead me to accept my current position as a staff pharmacist working in the field of addiction medicine in Thunder Bay, Ontario. This pandemic has brought to light the realities of addiction in our country, and how isolation affects the recovery pathway. I have felt honoured to support patients in the field of mental health and addictions throughout the pandemic. I have witnessed, first hand, the impact that a pharmacist can have on someone’s health care experience and recovery. Simple actions, such as remembering a birthday or talking about the latest game, have allowed me to connect with patients on a human level. This has helped foster connection in a time where connection is at an all time low. I am humbled to be a pharmacist who patients can trust and see as more than just a nameless face behind a counter. The road has been long and difficult, but I have never been more proud to be a pharmacist than right now.