Dear Travel Agents/Advisors,
What is new with you?
We have been home for over 2 months, and I have noticed some changes in the posts from many of you. In the beginning I saw a lot of funny memes and sarcasm regarding obesity by the end of quarantine, being crazy, or having gray hair; many jokes related to physical and mental aspect of being secluded from others.
Over time, I have noticed some postings of anger, political sarcasm, and from many others, very positive comments, like losing weight and exercise, learning something new, reposting good deeds from others and thanks to the First Responders.
We are going through tough times, there is no discussion about that! Many are frustrated for not being at work, many others are scared and feel safer being home. Some are afraid to lose their lives and others are afraid to lose their homes. Honestly, I don’t think there is a right answer, because we are not in everyone else’s shoes.
Personally, we lost loved ones from Covid-19, and we have loved ones in the hospital from this awful virus. There are other people very dear to us that have lost their businesses, and also some who are very close to losing them.
So, if you asked what is new with me, I’d tell you that I am exercising every day, it helps both my sanity and my body. I participate in some seminars on Zoom (never knew I would be using Zoom this much!) I read a lot of novels and thrillers, I’ve rediscovered gardening, and I try to learn as much as I can about the state of the travel industry now.
What I don’t do is also important. I don’t spend my time watching the news, nor reading or talking about Covid-19 – it stresses me out. I limit the time that I allow people to talk to me about the subject.
I try to make this time as positive as I can. The only control I have is what I can do about myself and my life. I can’t control others, nor I can control the country or the world.
As I expressed before, this is also a tough time for me and my family, but I choose to make the best of it as much as I can. Those who know me see me joking even more, some of it is just to cover up my fears. I spend more time doing things I enjoy and avoid negative (and Covid positive) people.
Again, what is new with you?