We are now about 6 months into this COVID-19 pandemic that took us all by surprise and sent shock waves across the world.
It has been quite the roller coaster hasn’t it? The ups and downs, the time we spent alone or with only certain people and how that affected our relationships. The change to working from home and more Zoom conferences than you have ever had in your life!
I am sure that you have learned many new things during the pandemic and I would like to share with you 5 of my top life lessons I learned myself. This is by no means an exhaustive list. Just some initial observations…
- Faith: Things like a pandemic test your faith. It will draw you closer or further from your walk with the Lord. It will definitely uncover any “cracks in the foundation” so to speak. For me, it has been a time to draw close, be still and know that He is God!
- During the first 3 months of COVID my friends and I found some creative ways to connect via virtual breakfast and outdoor picnics.
- I also had to get creative when it came to a shortage of one of my favorite items. I ran out of laundry sanitizer and there was none to be found – anywhere. I had my peeps on the lookout all over the city! Guess what I learned??? Vinegar is a natural disinfectant. And no one was buying it in bulk. Who knew??? Woot! Woot!
- Resilience: Along with Zooming and FaceTime, I’ve been developing my online learning muscles. I have grown leaps and bounds on how to create eLearning via video recording and software simulation. Along with this comes creating audio for the eLearnings. I have navigated recording audio around birds chirping outside my window. And, I know now that the generator does a test run on Thursdays at 12 Noon for 20 mins. 😉
- Appreciation: I have tried to be intentional about reaching out to people. When a person crosses my mind, I do my best to text, email or call within minutes. Remember the saying after 9/11? “See something, Say something.”??? I’ve reframed it to “Think of someone? Do something.”
- Say Yes. Say No. – It has also been a time to look at the things that are/were on my platter and decide what is really important and who is really important. “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” ~ Stephen Covey
I would love for you to share your own valuable lessons with me if you would like to. Maybe we could even hop on a Zoom call and collaborate on our shared lessons and learn from each other! And I am happy to help if you need any career advice now that we are in a new normal too. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me! I am here to support you.