As we move into week 7 of the Shelter-in-Place / Stay at Home Order, our need for outdoor activity, a connection with nature, and breathing in fresh air is at an all time high. Whether that means going to a park for a walk, a hike in the woods, or a walk down the street, the value of and need for open space, that can be enjoyed safely, is being felt by all people.
The current Covid-19 pandemic has given me time to think, to reflect. As I reflect on my business, how it came to be, and as I look to the future and where I want it to go, I realize that I’ve lost track of my roots. I’ve taken on projects that while financially successful, have come at a greater cost – projects that I’m not emotionally invested in and a few relationships that proved to be less collaborative than I would like.
As I sat in my daughter’s, bedroom and listened to my husband and her begin the nightly teeth brushing routine, I waited…would it be a good listening night? Or would it be a cacophony of tears, tiredness, and frustration – on both parts (okay, maybe not the tears on both parts, but definitely the frustration!)?