Some of you thought I was taking social distancing to an extreme and retreated to a bunker somewhere to totally isolate myself from the world. Well, for the last several weeks, my bunker has mostly been my home. I am trying to do my part in social distancing, but I am not trying to isolate myself from the world. I wish I could say life was easy after my schedule was wiped clean of my travel plans, but just the opposite happened. It was time to jump into action and solve problems for all the businesses and organizations I'm involved with.
You see, my days have been crazy busy from the time I get up until I go to bed. This virus changed so many things in just a few short weeks, and we all had to change and adapt rapidly, which is not always an easy thing to do. I wasn't leaving my house out of fear of the virus. I have been getting up and taking action immediately so I can adapt and respond with the appropriate changes as needed for my family, friends, employees, customers, vendors, partners, and community.
I did finally get a chance to stop at one of my favorite local places for a meal this week after a long day of grinding away. It immediately cheered me up to walk into The Square Cafe & Bakery and see everyone there smiling and serving the community. It felt incredible to interact with them since I consider them all friends. It made my heart sing, talking to Kayla Zook and hearing how she has been adapting and changing her business to survive. It was clear her business was not the same as it was several weeks ago, but it will survive this storm, and I venture to guess it will be even stronger on the other side. Simply put, they are taking action to adapt and change as needed. Just to clarify, I have several favorite places to eat locally, and I miss all of you! As my schedule starts to lighten up, I will be out to say hello and get some take out from you soon.
We all must adapt and change to survive this storm. How are you adapting and changing? Do you need help adapting and changing?
If you need someone to bounce ideas off of or just chat, feel free to reach out to me. I will help in any way I can!
Stay safe, healthy, and sane! 😊
PS...Photo of Mann Edge Terrace and Water Street in Lewistown, Pa. This was a brownfield site several years ago. The property went through a major change and was adapted for a new use.