Doesn’t that title sound like a cheer you would hear at a sporting event? When I typed it I kind of typed it in a sing songy way. Perhaps this pandemic has gotten to me. Our family even has a cheer for Baby Theo. Aaron and Erin made it up .
Baby Theo. Clap clap. (wait) Clap clap clap.
Yes, we might all be a little weary of the pandemic but the pandemic has also encouraged us to grow in areas that develop things and strengths that we did not know we had. We all got skills we didn’t know we needed.
I learned how to make bagels. Of course I wrote about it here.
I have read more books and become quite happy reading as much as I can. My “To Be Read” list continues to grow larger and larger.
My husband has become a digital marketing guru and his consulting business(es) are going great guns. I hear all about digital transformation, digital ecosystems and how to integrate systems all of the time on his Zoom meetings. He has also become a master at cooking—er DoorDash and curbside pickup.
Our daughter in law, Erin, has become a professional at doing dip nails. She does a really great job and always has great looking fingernails. Time and money saved by not going to the nail salon, right?
Lots of folks have become puzzle experts. While that isn’t in my wheelhouse yet it might be somewhere down the road.
Staying at home more and focusing on perhaps a simpler life has allowed all of us some new opportunities to do some things we may not have made time for before. I am good at wasting time but I am trying to be a bit more intentional and do some worthwhile things as well. We have another food drive coming up next week and it always feels good to give back to the community in ways that are needed.
Tell me – have you learned any new skills or perfected anything during the pandemic? I would love to hear what you have learned during your Covid 19 experience in the comments. So please, Comment for a Cause for Copeland Oaks Library.
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Great post! (Have you been learning marketing skills from your husband?) well, like many, I have learned how to Zoom. And podcast. And order groceries online. I have learned how to downsize and we have sold 2 houses. I also enjoy having plenty of time to talk with kids or friends on the phone. I like the slower pace.
Thanks! I didn’t realize you sold 2 houses! Whoa! You do have mad skills! Slower pace is a good thing.
I can’t think of any new skills I’ve learned, maybe I’ve refined some of them. I’m more diligent about doing yoga and definitely have improved there. I’ve read more which makes me super happy and of course taking care of two pups instead of one now. 🙂
I think you have done a great job of improving skills you already had! Good for you and also a puppy changes things so you have definitely done that!
LIke Susi, I have learned how to take care of two pups. Walking two dogs on a leash is not easy and I’ve found myself tangled around with leashes a few times. I’ve also learned more editing skills and helped a friend publish her book. Like everyone, I have learned to Zoom and podcast, all valiable skills.
You are no slouch! You have done a great job of taking on new things and adapting!
I haven’t necessarily learned any new skills, but I revisited some old ones. Got some projects finished that have lain unattended for too long.
Contentment at home. Like others we have learned how to facetime/duo, order groceries and meals online. Decluttering has been a big part of the day. Started reading more and working on puzzles. At first working from home.
Well, like you, I’m reading fiendishly. I love it, though. It is such a joy to be able to read what I want to read. I was doing bad girl cooking until Lent, and then Mike wanted me to switch to good girl cooking, so that has been quite a challenge, but we’re getting there. I’ve cut my husband’s hair. We’ve watched some classic movies. We’ve grown closer than ever before with him working from home. I cherish the time with him. My first year of retirement was spent taking people to the hospital, so this has been a little new for me. It’s working, though. I love the comfort of being home with my family. Now my days revolve around caring for my aging pup—and trying to stay on the good side of Will Freakin’ Wheaton. Great post!
You are not telling us anything we don’t already know, Beth Ann, you have MANY wonderful talents. I like so many have learned to Zoom. Am enjoying cooking new receipts we have never done. I must admit I do enjoy spending a little more time at home with hubby.
Sorting out and stuff!
I still have too much stuff that is not used.z