The first quarter is rapidly nearing an end as we pass a full 12 months of pandemic and, hopefully, we’re seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. Yes, we’re seeing some spikes across the country of infections, but we are also seeing more and more vaccinations occurring. I had my first Pfizer shot a couple of weeks ago and am looking forward to the second dose next week (fingers crossed on no side effects). I am hopeful the infection rates will begin to fall, and more businesses will either open or be able to expand their hours and occupancies. It’s been an interesting, frustrating, frightening, annoying, enlightening, strange, and trying year (pick as many as may pertain to you). We’ve learned quite a bit about the virus as well as ourselves. Technology took a leap forward as pharmaceuticals found new ways to combat disease and bring a vaccine to market. Everyone learned how to Zoom, FaceTime, Google Meet, and others to remain connected to friends and family as well as work from home. Of course, not everyone learned how to virtual meet properly as evidenced by the number of videos of pants less participants and toddlers/pets running around in the background (or foreground). Personally, I am feeling zoomed out and looking forward to seeing family, friends, and clients face-to-face again, I really miss the personal interaction. I hope to see you all soon!
With spring, a young man’s/woman’s fancy turns to thoughts of …… golf, vacations, weekend getaways, etc. Anything to get out of the house and have a change of scenery. I am interested in hearing what people plan to do with some increased freedoms. Do you plan to travel out-of-state? In-state weekend trips? International travel? Or just head to the movies or take advantage of our wonderful parks and forests? I would love to hear your thoughts. Drop me an email at email@example.com with your plans.