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Be Patient, Be Kind How We Get Through a Crisis
I miss going to the office. I’ve always loved my job, but I never realized how much I would miss the day-to-day work until I wasn’t able to go to the office anymore. Things have gotten so bad that I even downloaded the office music playlist on iTunes and have been listening to it at home. It’s nice to see everyone’s faces during our weekly Zoom meetings. These meetings also come with the added bonus of revealing that the distractions that go on at my house do in fact go on at other people’s houses, too.
pretty nice. We’ve gone through some old board games, done a lot of reading and cooking, and my oldest has even got me running in the morning! I’m not very fast, but I’m moving, and that counts for something. We’re also still doing karate lessons. Mentor ATA Martial Arts has been doing online lessons, which has been awesome. My two oldest and I were even able to test for our yellow belts at home. I’ve really been counting my blessings during the last few weeks. Things have been tough, but my family is healthy and we’ve been able to stay home during this whole ordeal. That’s a luxury not many people enjoy. I have such deep respect for the doctors and health care workers who are literally on the front lines of this. I also want to shout out the people who work in grocery stores and have to face that risk every day so the rest of us can still get food and supplies. Things are pretty scary right now, which is why it’s so important for us to remember to be patient, thoughtful, and kind to each other. We’re all trying to get through this crisis and deal with it in different ways. However you’re dealing with it, I hope you and your family are healthy and safe. Wear a mask, wash your hands, and stay safe out there.
It’s a rough time, but I’m really
proud to see how mature my kids have been about the situation.
As much as I’ve been griping about having nothing to do, I’m well aware of how my situation pales in comparison to the situation many other people have found themselves in during the pandemic. Even in my own house, I really have no room to complain. My wife is a teacher and she had to abruptly shift
all her traditional classroom lesson plans to fit an online learning environment. She spent hours and hours getting things ready. I was amazed by her, and it gave me a real appreciation of what teachers across the country have had to do to help their students keep learning. Speaking of students, my kids also have had to go to online classes. My two oldest had a smoother transition than most. Their school already had online coursework as part of the structure. That’s not to say this
has been easy. They’re still missing out on spring sports and spending time with their friends. It’s a rough time, but I’m really proud to see how mature my kids have been about the situation. All three of them are up every morning clacking away on their computers. That’s some great self- motivation — they must get it from my wife. This certainly isn’t how any of us thought we’d be spending the last weeks of the school year. We’ve had a lot more family time, which, all things considered, has been
-Dr. Jason Schermer
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