Working From Home · Serena

The Coronavirus pandemic was truly life changing… It upended life as we all knew it and forced us to scramble for safety and security. All daily routines had to be changed and adapted to the new social and governmental regulations that came with COVID-19. Working in the hospitality industry also meant that my job security was completely eradicated. The initial days of quarantine were bleak: no work, no sense of normalcy, no socialization with friends or loved ones, and no safety in even normal routines such as grocery shopping or riding the T. Masks, hand sanitizers, and Clorox wipes were the new accessories that followed me everywhere I went. As the days went on during quarantine, some sense of normalcy slowly emerged. Discovery of new hobbies, reconnection with friends all over the world via telecommunications, and new fitness goals became the new routine.