Gather round, ducklings, I want to give you all a (digital) hug.
How has your week been? I’ve been working 12-16 hour days again trying to corral and distribute information of all stripes across my stakeholders and workforce as humans and businesses alike struggled to understand the implications of government announcements last week and industry realities this week.
It’s been mental but weirdly satisfying to have so much TO DO, because I know, in the spectrum of possibilities, this thing is likely to last for a lot longer than most people realize. There are follow up waves of illness, potential mutations, economic disparities that mean people and countries will get help at different times, and the ripple effects of those timelines will spread outward for a long time. If some of the possibilities are correct, there is a potential down period coming where the initial frenzy of immediate practical response will come to an end and we all transition to a new, weird “normal” that consists for many in waiting this thing out. And the last thing my brain and I need is not enough to do right now.
As always, books and cooking are helping to keep me sane (Jeff’s drug of choice is video games), and the London weather has been behaving beautifully this week which has also been a delight. I’m acutely aware of my good fortune and hoping you are keeping well too.
Let’s chat about our weeks in the comments. Here, have another hug!