“We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another.” – Thomas Merton
Rightside Brewing was born from a string of social interactions – it became my mission to bring everyone to the party by offering an adult beverage other than alcohol. This pandemic has completely turned socializing on its head, yet I’ve been amazed at the resiliency and innovation that has brought people together while quarantining. I think, if anything, it’s brought to light the importance of connection for our mental and emotional health. I’ve listed a few ways that I’ve been able to stay connected but would love to hear some more from y’all!
- Video – before COVID, I never did video calls. Now it seems weird to have your camera off. This completely changes a meeting or a call – if you’re not accustomed to using video for calls, I’d recommend trying it. Awkward at first, but totally worth it. Zoom has been extending their time limits for the free version, and it was nice to keep the conversation beyond the 40 minute time limit.
- Houseparty/Trivia – this app is so easy to use and my friends and I have tried playing some games which usually turns into just catching up but a great reason to get together nonetheless.
- Virtual Events – there are virtual workouts, virtual painting parties, book clubs have gone virtual. The list is endless!
No matter how you stay connected during this trying time, I think it’s important to acknowledge the void that’s been created by COVID and try to be creative to keep that part of your life as full as it can be.
Take care & be well,