During this pandemic, I constantly find myself making CovidConsiderations. Although that sounds negative, it really isn’t. I’d rather look at things we need to do differently, than lamenting over the things we can’t do the same way as we are accustomed.
Personally, some of my Covid Considerations have included finding a new golf course, mine didn’t open due to the pandemic. I have had to forego a 30th birthday bash for my daughter. Next year we will be have a “30 + 1” for her! My annual (33 years) family trip to New Brunswick has been cancelled, as the province is requiring 14 days of self isolation once you enter the Province. It’s heartbreaking, as we also had a grandson in January that would have met my husband’s whole family, finally. Next year will be a visit with “chase the baby” overtones, as he will most likely be walking by then.
Professionally, I was not allowed “in person” meetings with my clients. You see, for me, my day usually entails client facing meetings for most of the day and then some home office work. This has been especially hard for me, as I am client centric and really miss my guys! I also miss my work Team. Although we have been deemed essential from the start, our offices have been closed and everyone is working remotely. When you are used to being part of a team, you really miss the team culture when you can’t be together.
Here’s where the Covid Considerations come in and the how we do things differently now. ZOOM, GoTo, Webex, Videos, Houseparty, Amazon, & Edible Arrangements. Early on my family (brother and sisters and my daughter) all downloaded Houseparty and started making dinner together once a week while on line. It’s funny how many times one or more of us were making the same thing, without planning it! It broke up the week and let us communicate with each other in a fun way.Video conference calls and meetings have enabled me to connect with my clients and keep their insurance policies up to date and renewable. I was even successful in having a ZOOM meeting to get a new fleet on board smack dab in the middle of the pandemic!
With a newborn in the family, Amazon was our lifeline when it came to making sure the baby had everything he needed. It was a lot less stressful for my daughter and her husband and truly helped immensely. And guess what brought all those deliveries? Trucks! I am very proud of my industry and the resiliency and “step up” attitude all of the drivers showed and keep showing.