In a few days you and I can wish people a Happy New Year!
Another year out of the way and what a year it has been. If you invested in Zoom shares, or the after pay type of companies, before the lock down, you will have done very well. However, you need to cash them in to really feel the benefit. Me, I play with a little cryptocurrency. Just easier for me to trade due to my sight impairment and using the Voice Over accessibility option on my iPhone.
I am unsure of your circumstances and how you were able to survive through the COVID crisis. I do hope you found some way of getting through it with some kind of positive solution. We are so lucky to have the technology we do these days as business and work would’ve been hell without it. With so many businesses and public areas shut down through the lock down the commercial cleaning company I work with lost a number of clients, as did many companies in all industries did. Thankfully with the NBN and technology many companies with an online presence were able to allow their employees to work from home. The employees are reaping the benefits with less to no travel time. More time with family and even more time to do the renovations they wanted to start if they owned their own home! Thankfully I’ve been working from home for over ten years and appreciate the freedom.
I participate in Karate and we had regular Zoom webinars in lockdown and I ensured I was available for as many as possible. This gave me the opportunity to keep up my skills and prepare myself for the Black Belt Assessment and Grading I achieved through November. Here in Brisbane we were allowed out with restrictions, so, walking up and over Mount Coot-Tha tracks was a wonderful way to keep the aerobic stamina up preparing myself for the Grading. Even though we were in lock down keeping up the fitness was so important for me.
Most of us are looking forward to next year and hoping for a vaccine to keep us safe. It would be nice to have the national borders open to allow overseas travellers back. It is so scary now with the number of cases in other countries. I have said to many people “It is up to the humans how long this pandemic lasts!”
This whole year has been an experience for everyone no matter who or where you live. We will all remember 2020 in some form 20 to 30 years in the future and be able to tell someone, young or old, about it as we experienced it. This current event has been a significant period for the human race in history!
I’m looking forward to next year as more people begin to go back to the offices where the companies choose to have employees return. What about you? So many companies are continuing with the staff staying and working from home. If productivity has increased why break the mould now!
Well, hope you were able to come out this end of the year with some kind of learning and able to treat 2020 as an experience.
Please have a most wonderful and safe New Years and I’ll connect next year in 2021.
Take care, Brian