Pauleen from Family History Across The Seas has proposed this meme which follows on from previous years.
Has your day-to-day life returned to how it/you functioned previously?
I am still mostly staying at home to avoid COVID because I have other health issues which could cause complications.
If your “new normal” is different from your “old normal”, can you share some of the ways it’s changed?
I am doing most of my voluntary work for Makerspace Adelaide from home now which I wasn’t doing before. The genealogy work I do for customers I’m still doing from home.
Do you think these will be long-term changes for you?
Yes I think these changes will continue for some time yet for me.
What personal benefits have you gained from the change of pace and experiences in the past two years?
I’ve been able to work on a major research project of my own instead of mainly doing work for customers.
What do you value most about your new normal?
Being at home means I’ve been able to do major de-cluttering of my house and now I can find things a lot better!
What is your view of in-person meetings (social or genealogy) and do you love or hate zoom meetings?
As I’ve said above I’m still staying away from in-person meetings where possible. I like zoom meetings.
What was the main activity and/or person that supported you through the unpredictable times?
My main activities are genealogy, crafts, listening to audio books and watching movies.
Has your community developed a new normal or just returned to the old one? What differences do you see, if any?
Most of the communities I’m involved in have returned to normal however I’m still feeling a bit isolated not being able to attend as many face – to – face activities as I would like to.