Fast and Slow
Wait a minute, you say it’s almost May? When did that happen?
In some ways, many have expressed how every day feels the same. At the same time, though, that monochromatic blur is passing quicker than we realize. After all, and leaving the politics and decision-making of it aside, we are seeing some states start to reopen this week, so we actually may be slowly moving into some of the next stages of these unprecedented times.
In some ways, that just feels good. No matter what our lives were like before, I think everyone is missing something. It is different things for different people, but we all yearn for something that is not currently available or at least is not the same as it used to be. In other ways, this feels scary, and I think it is impossible for it not to. This comes out of wanting to do things the right way and make sure that we continue to take our forward steps without going so far that we then have to run backward again.
As we start to look toward those times, though, it can be good to take stock of how you have spent these last few weeks. Hopefully, you can look on it and see some positives, feeling good about things you have accomplished. Even if these things are not grand (and that is understandable, as many of us needed to just feel like we had steady ground beneath us), they are still worthy of being appreciated.
If you do not feel enough has happened, though, it may be time to start doing a little more. Just as it felt overwhelming to jump into lockdown mode, there Is also the chance of being overwhelmed by getting out of it. I mean, there are many families that are going to be stuck navigating returning to work with kids who cannot return to school, certainly not an easy proposition. It is a good idea to get as much in order as you can before those times come.
This means I must give a reminder that although everyone gained an extra three months to file their taxes, it is almost May. July 15th may come quicker than it felt like it could have four to six weeks ago. So even if you have not been able to have an in-person meeting with us, still contact us, we can find a way to get a move on this. Make it be one of those things you can knock off the eventual to-do list so that that list shrinks and does not feel like an obstacle as we keep moving forward.
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