This happening before the pandemic might have felt like the end of the world if a child or husband walked into the room or interrupted my presentation.
Two years later, we don’t even notice when their cat crawls up their back or a child interrupts because they are hungry or thirsty. I’m able to see into their homes and offices – what kind of sports they follow, what kind of art there is and it all just seems so much more personal. I have so loved these moments.
It was also pretty hilarious as people were learning to use Zoom. How many times have you yelled “turn on your microphone” or you can only see the top of their head. My 26 year old daughter, who was quarantined with us, was constantly rolling her eyes bursting into the room yelling “TECH SUPPORT to the rescue!”
Despite all this, most of us were able to find the beauty in continuing our relationships remotely. I think because of the pandemic we are more open and vulnerable and had to let go of the small stuff, like worrying about the little things.
I’m ready for some serious outdoor time now that it is getting warmer, but I feel like I have grown closer to our clients and that I will always cherish.