I’ve recently been hearing a lot of people pine for an earlier time. A time when we weren’t isolated in our homes, could go about our jobs in a comfortable fashion, and interact face-to-face with our family, friends, and colleagues. When I ask people what they really miss, what a return to ‘normal’ might look like, it really comes down to the personal connections. No one seems to miss the commute, the traffic, or the pollution. People miss hugging their friends and loved ones. They miss the freedom of exploring. They miss a carefree sense of abandon. In a sense many of us are nostalgic for a time gone by. A sepia toned memory of ease and safety.[Read more…] about The Return to Normal
I was recently laid off from my job due to impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. As a senior executive responsible for growth, eliminating my role was an obvious area to preserve cash in the face of an uncertain future and I would have made the exact same decision if I were the owner of the company.
My wife is an independent residential real estate agent and her income has effectively dried up as well. While there are signs that buyers and sellers who are less impacted by the global economic downturn may begin engaging in property transactions again, our overall financial outlook is uncertain at best.[Read more…] about Renewal In The Face of Uncertainty