Saturday, June 13, 2020

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun- Pauleen's Crazy Month of May Pandemic Meme, Part II

It's Saturday Night - 

time for more Genealogy Fun! 

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible music here) is to:

1)  Check out Pauleen Cass's blog post, Crazy Month of May 2020 Meme: Pandemic Experiences.  

2)  Let's do the first 10 of the prompts and save the last 11 for next week. We did the first 10 prompts last week.

3)  Tell us about your own pandemic experience in your own blog post, in a comment to this blog post, or in a post on Facebook.  Be sure to leave a link to your work as a comment to this post and also on Pauleen's post.

4)  Thank you, Pauleen!!

11)  What have you found to the strangest change to your life?

 Taking these precautions.

12) Have you found the changes and experiences stressful, anxious/worrying?

No. I am an introvert. I have always been shy and reserved. Most of the time I prefer to alone and not in public spaces like malls, airports, stores, etc.

13)  How has the closure affected your local community?

Some stores and businesses are shut down or closed for the time being. Community centers, parks, and libraries are still open but have canceled any programs that have been previously arranged. Many business owners are suffering and need income. People are ordering many items online than offline.

14)  Have in-person meetings been replaced with virtual meetings via Zoom, Skype, etc?

Yes. I catch up with my genealogy group(s) almost every Saturday. Every so often, my sister Facetimed our family.

15)  Do you enjoy the virtual meeting format?

In some ways, yes. There are always advantages and disadvantages to everything. Virtual meetings are better than having no communication. Of course, it is not the same as physically seeing each other face to face. As this way of  "meeting" continues to grow, this may lead to less in-person interactions in the future. And that will not be good for us as a whole.

16) Are you working from home instead of in your usual place of work?

Not now. In late May, June, and July I have lots of time to genealogy, then in August, I have to go back to school. So my time is limited from early August through mid-May.

17)  Have your habits changed in the last months?

Not much. My sleeping and eating times have changed. I have a lot of time to blog and genealogy. I am meditating more, journaling, and documenting.

18)  Have you had to change travel plans for pleasure or family?

Yes. In May, my family was supposed to go to my older sister's graduation in Michigan. But, because of COVID-19, it has since been canceled. Then in July, we were supposed to back to Michigan for a family reunion. My family was likely going to go on a cruise near the end of 2020. That idea has since gone out of the window.

19) Do you think you will be able to travel in 2020?

Only one can hope. The chance of going anywhere is slim to none, but there is always a possibility.

20) Have you and others been wearing masks when out and about in your area?

Yes, when we go out. Most people have a mask on. In stores, you need to have gloves on too.

21)  Will you change your lifestyle of this experience?

A little bit. Many people will take away something from this experience.

  • Cherish what I have like (people, friends, items, etc). 
  • Not take the simple things in life for granted. 
  • Be present in the moment. 
  • I am going to be a bit more cautious.
  • Be kind and have compassion

The first set of questions are here.

Thanks for reading,

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