Like many folks, 2020 was a trying time for me because of the pandemic. I’ve stepped back and now realize everything I have to be thankful for personally and professionally. There were a few low points during the height of the pandemic, mind you.
Like a lot of people, I’m ready for this dreadful year to end. I was really feeling fried during my last week or so of work. Throughout the pandemic from almost day 1, I’ve been keeping a list of things that have been bringing me a wee bit of joy during the lonely and frustrating times of this crisis. Here they are in no particular order:
It’s the end of 2020. Thank goodness. I’ve had some tough years but 2020 was something quite different. Two job changes. Of course, there was the pandemic which tried my patience and sometimes my spirit.
I spent the better part of my adult working life with the job title of technical writer (or some variation). I spent much of that time as a freelancer and contractor. To keep pace with technology, I became an inveterate tinkerer,, so I kept a large web presence beyond my LinkedIn profile and website.
It’s finally time for me to change up my personal web presence:
My blogging on this site is getting more infrequent as the pandemic shutdown drags on. The big news this week is that Northern Virginia finally entered Phase 1 of recovery today. It’s a slight step to getting back to normalcy. The only big change is that I could go out to lunch today and eat outside. We must still wear masks. I’m still working at home.
Here are some highlights of my last week:
I was off Monday and Tuesday making it a short workweek but then again I spent my days off in my home office and living room which wasn’t much of a change over where I spend my work weeks these days.
I went to my first online meeting of the Good Docs Project and I feel good at the prospect of volunteering with them.
I wrapped up another TechTarget article and sent it to my editor.
While I won’t be completely happy until my gym reopens, it’s nice to see things in my area take a few steps forward finally.