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This week marks the start of the fifth week that the IMPACT home office in New Haven, Connecticut, has been closed due to thecoronavirus pandemic. This means all employees (instead of a percentage) are now working from home full-time.
Even though I worked from home full-time before I moved up to Connecticut for more than two years, it's been an adjustment... to say the least.
Of course, I've learned that some things don't change.
Pumpkin still refuses to accept that there's such a thing as "social distancing," especially when I'm trying to, you know, get some writing done,which is hard enough as it is:
Another part, however, is... well, I don't know, actually!
Going beyond the"let's say what's been left unsaid" conversations I've mentioned before, I've found I'm having deeper and more meaningful discussions than I did previously with a few choice and totally unexpected people in my life — both inside and outside out of work.(These chats always leave a grin on my face; the kind you try to stifle, but you just can't.)
It's as if the pandemic has opened a small door for those who need or crave more of... something,anything, whether they realize it or not.
Yes, like so many of you, I still long for the day when I am allowed to see people again and move about the world.
When I can hug a friend, go to a local brewery, try wacky and outrageous food I've never had before by ordering blindly off of a menu at a restaurant, spontaneously book a plane ticket to somewhere abroad so I can fall off the map for a little while, share laughs late at night around a campfire, savor the way the warmth of someone's smile feels against the palm of my hand, or just hang out with friends and play nerdy board games.
But for right now, in this moment, I want to cherish these unexpected little interactions and the fact that I am forced to slow down, pause, and see what a gift they really are.
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