COVID-19 What have you done for me??
Wow, if someone had told me 6 months ago when I watched the movie Contagion for the first time that it would actually come true - I would have laughed and said I could handle it. Well, my family and I are handling it. There are easy days and then not so easy days, but we are handling it.
So, the question is COVID-19 what have you done for me? The obvious answer is spending more time with my not so tiny people. These folks are supposed to be my most favourite people in the world, I would die for them. Turns out spending every waking moment together listening to “I’m bord”, “what else can I eat?”, “why can’t I have friends over?” really does lead to day drinking.
COVID-19 what have you done for me? I now have a brand-new office. It’s super fancy, just like I’ve always wanted. The fold out table is the nicest shade of pale (I know that’s not a real colour but I don’t actually know what colour this table is other then it is a pale shade of something) it is located in my living room against my bay window with exotic views of my neighbourhood. No matter what time of day I sit down at my new desk, it is always cold and my previously mentioned not so little people don’t understand what office hours are!
COVID-19 what have you done for me? You have deemed myself and my thousands of colleagues an essential service. Although it is by no means business as usual, it does still have me introducing Buyer’s to their new homes and helping Seller’s pack up their old homes. It has brought about the use of gloves, hand sanitizer, masks, booties, and wipes being added to my tool kit of everyday necessities.
COVID-19 what have you done for me? You have made me thankful. Thankful for my family, my home, my clients, my friends. You have made me thankful because I know that you will pass, and this time will be history written into the history books for future generations to learn about. To read about the moment in time where the whole world came together to practised social distancing, celebrated our first responders, and offered helping hands to neighbours that we previously had no connection with.
If you are reading this and find that you need a bit of help during this stressful time, please don’t hesitate to call, email, text me anytime.
Be safe, be smart, and know you have a friend if you need anything.