My life has changed drastically ever since you arrived. It has shifted my perspectives, personally and professionally.
I value self-sufficiency more than ever before. I reviewed my spending habits and my social calendar, and focused on the right priorities such as spending quality time with my loved ones, which is so much more enjoyable. I've shifted from global brands. I'm now in favour of supporting local businesses, because they are part of our community and economy. Because the challenge of making ends meet is an even greater concern in our community, we should do what we can in what little way, whenever we can.
I also got married in the midst of the pandemic. Definitely a mayhem, but it turned out to be super-unique and memorable. Because of Zoom, we could have friends and family from all over the world be present at our ceremony.
As an entrepreneur, I’ve spent the last 8 years on the move constantly for work, and the circuit breaker has shown that there is so much in the world that is beyond our control. We should be using the down time to focus on improving the future rather than just the present. I’ve learned that it’s possible for my team and I to work from home, meet customers and suppliers virtually, and work together as a team effectively. You have confirmed my strong belief in the importance of teamwork.
Sure, I will still be spending more time out in the new normal but I will be more aware of my priorities. I will also take time off from the hustle and bustle to build a more sustainable business model.
Thank you for the experience, the memories, and the opportunity to grow.