2020 was already going to hold immense change for many of us. Perhaps you’ve been looking forward to your family growing or your career advancing. You may have had a wedding or two on the calendar. Perhaps you were gearing up for a big trip, or a big move.
Aaron and I were excited about a handful of the above this year. We’re both graduating from full-time graduate school (my MBA and his PhD). We are moving across the country back to California, where we grew up. Our startup nonprofit is beginning to gain some real traction. We were excited about a big international family trip over the holidays, and many smaller trips for work and leisure. Aaron was offered a postdoctoral position at Stanford. And we had at least one wedding of a childhood best friend was slotted for May.
Needless to say, things have changed. We’re still graduating, still moving, and still working. But everything else is dramatically disrupted.
We’re now more than a month into this stay-home lifestyle, and it has become apparent that this isn’t a brief aberration from “normal.” Rather, we’ve realized it’s time to completely reconsider what life might look like for the rest of 2020. It may have sounded dramatic just a few weeks ago to think this way, but the faster we embrace this change, the more intentional we can be.…Continue Reading