Yesterday, I was flipping through early pandemic photographs looking for an image for a blog post. Back in those days, I was counting the days of the pandemic, like it would be over in a week or two. Ha. It was all so overwhelming back then, as we adjusted to two nearly adult children and two adults in the house full time. Our sewer line broke because the toilets were been used all day. I worked overtime to make sure my family was having fun, so we didn’t get lost in panic and despair.
For the most part, the pandemic was horrible. People died. Kids and teens became depressed, lost skills, regressed, and some are permanently ruined. People lost their jobs.
But some people enjoyed those times, too, and hope that elements of those rough years continue. Steve works from home two days a week now, and that’s perfect. My book business took off, because people shop on the Internet now; I earn more money from book selling than writing. Other than that, there’s nothing that I want to keep.
Is there anything about the pandemic lifestyle that you would like to keep?