Today was a gloomy day in Wisconsin. Freezing rain closed the schools and layered ice on everything outside. The branches on the trees looked like icicles suspended in air. The sidewalks and streets appeared to be sheets of glass. The sky was dark at day as of it was night.
As an avid telecommute leader I locked myself up in my home office and was in virtual conversations for nine hours. The virtual routine feels like bootcamp as if we are soldiers in a war. Up at dawn rushing through the routines, tuning drills, overcoming landmines and obstacles fills the day.
What is different I thought today? What’s happened since the historical quarantine of 2020-2021? Why do we feel less connected In our relationships?
Have we become the new virtual society? We work online, we date online, we relate online, shop, bank, grieve, marry and bury online.
I’m going to start a series of blogs sharing experience though my eyes as a husband, father, leader, professor, brother, writer, cook and 2nd during a world pandemic.
One thing I know about survival is finding something tangible each day which brings you some joy. Even if it how you peel and arrange oranges on a plate.