The ongoing pandemic continues to create a new "normal" - impacting nearly every facet of life. "Social distancing", "self-quarantine", "6-feet apart", "less than 10 people", etc. I can't help but think that one day in the future, we'll look back and wonder how we carried out our every day-to-day activities with such limited interaction, contact and face-to-face communication. I'm not much of a history buff but I've tried to document these new challenges - so when that day in the future comes, I can reflect on how life continued - most of it, virtually.
So to future me, here's how we did it:
A virtual first date
An introduction meeting for an upcoming charity event
A birthday party
Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Join Me, FaceTime, etc. -- I now have an entire folder of video conference apps downloaded on my phone and computer. But as much as I miss the squeeze of a hug, the clink of glass at happy hour and even the simplicity of a high-five & handshake, I'm so grateful I can at least see the faces of the people I care about.
P.S. An apology - to all my coworkers & the screengrabs you got caught in. I love & miss your faces, even when at the mercy of a screenshot. ;)