It Landed on Top of Us
As always, we have an ear to the development of new cultural phenomenon. In January of 2020 we still sought out in-person experiences including movies, events, yoga lessons and so on. But then as recently as the early 2020s, things began to change rapidly.
COVID-19 overturned our lives forcing us to stay at home. Now relegated to being shut-ins due to the Coronavirus, we had extra time to become conscious of the large divide that existed between us and our fellow Americans.
In March of 2020 things took an extreme turn. We then found ourselves staying home much of the time with the only relief from this difficult adjustment coming to us in the form of digital access. Digital became our connection to entertainment and communication.
Sorting it Out
Many of us did our shopping for food and more via the internet. The longer we stayed indoors, the more we feared that the virus that could catch up to us. But with extra time available to us on the computer, we sorted things out in a way we had never done before. We got more organized than ever about the important things in our lives.
Every End Seems to have another End
Now with variants of COVID on the rise, we ask ourselves will this ever end? Is the “new normal” that everyone was talking about (several months ago), happening now? Just when hope pops up, another negative force pushes us back down again. And thus, digital grows and grows as businesses that were not set up originally to be digital, now must adapt or close.
Moments of Panic
We hope that things will be better for our children when they grow up. Will they have access to the same freedoms and enjoyment that we had when we could safely travel outside?