“The new future”, what does that even mean? How can there be a “new” future? By definition the future hasn’t happened yet so isn’t it all new?
I believe after this coronavirus is in our history books life will be very different than the future I had envisioned. Perhaps it will be for you as well?
I created a social media post February 28th asking my readers, “are you a risk-taker or play-it-safe kind of person.” I brought up the question because I was sharing my thoughts on the upcoming shelter in place order.
I could see we needed to get ready by stocking up on a few items and even mentioned, of all things, toilet paper. In retrospect, I am glad I was ahead of the curve and shopped before the panic started.
Lately, I have been thinking about what’s next for our future.
Even when the stay at home order begins to lift, it won’t be all at once. Our government is stating that businesses, schools and public areas will open in stages.
Life won’t look the way it did before this pandemic, especially when it comes to jobs and getting back to work.
We have learned that many jobs can be done remotely and will most likely continue that way. A lot of businesses will open at half or less capacity than before. Some businesses won’t reopen at all.
For many, this is going to be a very difficult time but if we are prepared it can be a good change. I like the idea of more people working from home and fewer cars on the road.
I’m not the only one thinking about the future.
A friend of mine, Jacqueline Depaul, started sharing her thoughts on how to help people earn money by getting into technology. She said her business has doubled since the pandemic.
Jacqueline is not only a stunning model but also an IT engineer geek with a physics degree. So when she mentioned a way to adjust to this new future, I listened.
She sent me information on coding. My first thought; “Ugh, that sounds so boring!!!” But I know how smart she is so I explored the idea and took a quick, free online “camp”.
To my surprise, not only was it not boring but rather interesting to me.
There is so much more to coding than I thought. Even if you don’t want to write HTML or PHP you could get into UX – User Experience – and study user behaviors through research and explore strategies for solutions.
I’m not sure how far I will take this but I’m going to dive further into this tech career idea. I also do not know what the future is going to look like once this virus is behind us, but I do know I want to be ready.
Technology has replaced many jobs and will continue to into the future. At almost 61 years old, I know it is good for my brain to learn a new language so why not learn one that will help pay for more toilet paper?
Back in February, I knew to fill my pantry with items I would need in the immediate future. I figured none of it would go to waste because it was all stuff I’d be consuming anyway.
Now I’m thinking I should gather as much knowledge as this brain can hold to be ready for a new future. Like the food in my pantry, it won’t go to waste either.
Will you be ready for the future?
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