How is that all going for you?
Has your job/work been impacted?
Have your kids had to do crisis distance education?
Have you been cut off from important people because you live alone or are retired?
Perhaps you have been denied access to a loved one in institutional care?
Or, and I hope not, someone in your family has been struck down with Covid-19.
I have put off writing this blog post for months in the hope it would not end up insensitive to someone. Perhaps that is an unrealistic goal. But empathy and compassion have always been two of my major drivers.
As a stay at home, registered homeschooling parent, my life has had minimal but sometimes significant changes. That change is that we cannot have our homeschool activities with our friends face to face at all. We do not get recognised as ‘schools’/places of learning when school returned. We are sort of in a no man’s land.
Back to you though!
Have you had problems getting everyday items? Did toilet paper run out in the stores? Did you have to switch to cloth or water? Did you consider installing a bidet?
Did you adopt a new pet?
How much does your local economy rely on imported goods?
Do you still have a vibrant manufacturing industry in your region/country?
Just before COVID restrictions hit, the last of the remaining car manufacturers shut down here.
What is all this prompting you to consider are the changes that need to be made? My mind races about it all. But I don’t see it creating jobs generally as it will be performed by AI and robots with a skeleton staff of humans to ensure it operates as it should.
How much of your life are you prepared to transact online? What items do you need in life that you can’t truly buy safely or with good understanding online? I personally am not a fan of buying shoes online without knowing exactly what I am in for so that means a trip to at least one store. Clothing is very hit and miss too.
How sustainable is the internet anyway?!
I’ve spent some of my time doing research on WordPress [dot org] as a space for certain activities in my family’s life – a way to take my teens’ interests and needs to the next level as well as trying to set up some community actions.