With 2020 almost in the rearview and a new month and season upon us, I have been reflecting on what working from home really means. The more I considered it, the more I started to think about the flip side; how if you’re not careful, you can go from “working from home” to “living at the office” very quickly.
We spent so much time this year planning how to make working from home more like being in the office, that we ignored the importance of ensuring that our homes can still be necessary sanctuaries for non-office hours. Our families and friends who were used to sharing a drink with us in the living room, are having to remember to speak in whispers and not run through the kitchen / conference room in the background of our Zoom calls. All of this is new and none of this is easy, but the grace and adaptability of our families has been commendable.
As 2021 approaches, let’s give a shout out to all the parents, grandparents, kids, partners, and family members for also adjusting to, changing with and accepting this new normal with us.
Thank you to your family and mine for staying strong through these unprecedented times.