Well here we are at the begining of a New Year! It's quite hard to imagine where the last one actually went to. My Mum always used to say "Time waits for no man." Her other one (from my grandfather) was "Procrastination is the thief of time." Quite profound, but very true.
In March 2020 the World changed for almost everyone. I remember working on Friday 13 March and then, pretty much overnight, the remaining work I had in the diary was cancelled. We had to stay at home and only go out for "essentials". Schools closed and most other places too, before long. My son's birthday celebration for his 35th birthday on 21 March was cancelled as all the restaurants closed and we weren't allowed to travel or socialise anyway.
I made a list of things I wanted to do during the first lockdown. Many of them were things I had been putting off for months, if not years! All but two of them were completed in that lockdown.
- Cleaning the oven
- Clearing and tidying the garage.
Somehow that saying of my grandfather's rings so very true!
The oven did get cleaned before Christmas (after the second lockdown). The garage job remains. I never did want to do it.
You can't put things off forever though. Many people have had to go without training in the last 10 months. We put it off because some things had to give.
Since the beginning of January I have started to get more enquiries of work. Some of this has been from work cancelled in 2020, but some are new enquries.
Virtual/remote/online live training has become one of the mediums we now use to train people. The risk (due to Covid-19) is minimal and there are many other advantages and cost savings. This medium has been around for a while but saw huge growth in 2020 because it meant we could train without having groups of people together in a room I'm sure, quite rightly it is here to stay. Some training however, really benefits from face to face. Even this is possible to do and in line with Government guidelinnes and legislation.
So, there's lots happening and plenty to keep me busy.
I never did get that garage sorted though!