As everyone knows that there has been a Pandemic that affected the entire world and yes in my little part of the world it has impacted us as well. We are still around but have to admit things have changed so much over the last 16 months.
I am happy that we have been lucky enough to continue to work which is great and now to see when things start to get back to what everyone is calling the new normal. We are slowly starting to have things open up here again in Ontario, but of course it is being done very slowly to ensure that we don’t have a 4th outbreak, but only time will tell.
One thing that is different now is how people interact with others, there are more and more meetups via the computer instead of the in-person meetups. Also, some people that you saw in person have disappeared, and you don’t hear much from, but I guess that is how they are dealing with everything that is going on in the word.
I know that things will start to improve as long as we are all careful and remember to take care of ourselves and keep the social distance up where possible. It does feel good being able to get back out and at least do little things, so now to sit back and see when we are back to going to conferences and actually being able to stand next to someone else. I know that it is going to take time for that to happen, but at least now hopefully things are getting better.
As I think here and think about the last 16 months, one thing that I can say is that I have learned a lot through this time. I have spent some time working on various passions as well as learning other things, and I think that it has helped me handle all the time that we were at home and are still at home. Deaths and illnesses in the family has also taught me a lot over this time, as I was spending time trying to understand the illnesses so that I could better deal with them.
Moving forward, I would like to get back to write more of my blogs, but I know it is going to take some time for that to come back. I also know that I have a lot of different thoughts that I want to write about, so now to slowly start to document things and maybe then the blogs will start to flow again. Until then, I am still around, just taking some time to make sure I am doing everything that I need to do.