Travel is good for the soul. Covid-19 pretty much brought an end to that. For a time, we forgot what it was like to be in airports, to be on planes, and to be in hotel after hotel. We got to see that we could actually achieve a lot online and at home, with a little focus and a few deadlines to work towards.
I personally forgot how much I used to travel, and cherished the time to be at home. It was refreshing in a way. But it also came with the demands of the online world, one meeeting to the next and no excuse to be absent. There was no respect of timezones.
Now, it is back to the busy world of travel. Only, it is a mix of busy online schedules and in-person work. The two worls have merged, almost seamlessly – a hybrid work schedule. It is a little hard to remember fully what it was like just two or three years ago.
But what does it matter what it was? All that matters is what it is. The present reality is what we must deal with. At work and in our personal lives. Things change. People change. We change. Where we are now is what matters. We must navigate that and work with it.
One thing is for sure – there is no going back. You adapt or you perish. At work and in our personal lives. Change is the only constant:
“Say not thou, What is the cause that the former days were better than these? for thou dost not enquire wisely concerning this.” Ecclesiastes 7:10
So the good books says – the former things are former…and we cannot say they were better. We push ahead with the new.