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:
I just got back from vacation in Ocean City, MD. It was touch and go that I would go because of COVID-19 and the impending tropical storm. I wasn’t sure what I would see until I got to Ocean City. It was like there was no pandemic at all in some parts of the town as I drove down Coastal Highway to my hotel.
Here are some things I learned from this vacation:
My local area enters phase 2 of reopening tomorrow which feels good. It’ll feel good to go back to my gym and be able to get out more.
While my job will remain primarily home-based, it’ll be nice to go out to lunch and to get a long-overdue haircut. It also means I’m going on vacation later this summer and be able to put my feet in the sand, eat crabcakes, and repeat.
I’ve had plenty of time to think during my solitary confinement at home due to COVID-19. While my work as a writer means a lot of alone time the current situation is unlike any other work from home experience from during my career. I hope to use this crisis as a catalyst for positive change for me. I want to come away from this experience with something positive to show for it.