The Light at the End of this Tunnel

Over this past year as we all faced the Global Pandemic our individual priorities changed. Each night we tried to keep a hold of the things we always did prior to March of 2020 by watching our favorite entertainers doing their monologues from home. We watched the news hoping for a sign that this would soon pass. Grocery shopping took on a whole new importance and I discovered that Amazon delivered items via Amazon Fresh.

Many of us canceled trip plans for the summer of 2020 or, a big trip we’d planned for years. Silly things like toilet paper suddenly took on a value non of us had ever imagined.

On March 16, 2020, I gathered up the items I knew I need to work from home and left my office. The next day I figured out how to host a work meeting via WebEx and successfully met with one of my program teams. Over the next couple of weeks, I realized that I could do my job from home just as well at the office, but I also started to miss seeing friends and co-workers in person.

As late April 2020 approached I knew we wouldn’t be taking the week-long trip we’d grown accustomed to taking each spring to dip our feet into the ocean and walk on that sandy beach. Instead, we stayed home as the country and most states were on lockdown.

Now a year later I’ve gotten my first Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine, and in a few weeks will get my second. We’ve gone on multiple car trips since last May and are looking forward to traveling cross country either by car or plane in the coming months to see our relatives once we are fully vaccinated.

At this point, we all know the game and what we need to do so that we can beat Covid and get back to our normal routines. The future is very bright and I for one have a giant bucket list of things I plan to do over the next 12 months.

I would love to hear what you overcame during this past year. What you did to bide the time. What trips you went on. What games you played. What do you plan to do over the next year? Share your comments and we can see how much we all have in common. Take care.