Post-pandemic T is looking forward to life being more normal.
I mean, I guess that is the point on this whole challenge (thanks again for the topic, Paul!). I honestly don’t think life will ever “go back to normal”. We will always live with the knowledge of what has happened over the last calendar year and into the future as we continue to deal with this pandemic.
We have seen how some governments have risen to the challenge, and how utterly disappointing some other governments have been. How some citizens have been following the rules (me) and how some have been selfish and irresponsible with the health and well being of others. I honestly have completely different opinions of some people in my life, some people who have been there since I was born!! 34 years (tomorrow!!!! ya’ll tomorrow is my birthday!) and yet here we are and I have absolutely ZERO respect for them anymore. Or the parents of students who I held in such high regard in September and now, after hearing of vacations and play dates and birthday parties, I can’t imagine ever having a good opinion of again.
I don’t think we will ever forget. Maybe mask wearing will be part of our lives like it is in Asia? When your child has a little cold they will wear a mask to school and continue on as normal? Maybe online learning will be more of an option as we move forward? Maybe people living with disabilities will be given more respect and better job opportunities now that we see that almost all jobs CAN be done remotely?
So maybe normal isn’t the right word, but I am looking forward to more normalcy.