A Message of Positivity During COVID-19
Things are weird right now—we all feel it. A month ago, everything was normal across the United States. We went to work daily, came home, and continued about our business. We met friends for drinks, colleagues for coffee, and attended social gatherings at our leisure.
Now, our lives look incredibly different. There is a cloud of fear and anxiety casually looming over us, and we don’t know when it will go away. Everywhere you look there is another panic-inducing story, article, or video about the current state of our nation and the world. It can be hard not to jump down the panic-spiral rabbit hole.
However, I’ve noticed an encouraging trend emerge through the chaos: acknowledgment of our deep-seated desire to feel connected. As a society, we have never had such an unprecedented shift in the way we live, work, and play. Businesses everywhere have flipped the switch in the transition to remote work. Individually, we’re making the effort to reach out to friends we may have not spoken to in years. We’re setting up virtual happy hours and clinking our glasses via phone. We’re donating to restaurant fundraisers to keep our favorite places open and their work staff supported. We want to be there and help one another, because as crazy as things are, we’re all in this together.
I know, cue the High School Musical song. But really, it’s the truth! We may be physically isolated, but mentally, we’re more connected than ever. You can look on LinkedIn and find articles providing everything from exact, up-to-date facts on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic, to blurbs on how to stay calm by watching just enough of the coverage, to work-from-home tips and tricks, and so much more.
Times may be crazy, but we’re all doing what we can to lift each other up. We may not have all the answers, but we’re here to help however we can. Maybe you’ve just been let go or you’ve been on the job hunt for a while and that final interview just got put on pause. Reach out to us! We want to connect and do what we do—to help you. We’re in this together.
Also, if you are looking for those tips and tricks kind of articles, we have a few. Check out some of our most recent here:
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Meet the Author
Marissa Marinkovich is a Talent Representative at Artisan. She graduated college with a degree in dance and decided that she wanted to stay in the creative industry, but maybe not in a field that causes so many injuries. So, she spends her days lifting people up and helping creatives find their new happy places. She also has a couple of dogs, is overly passionate about brunch, and is still learning - but loves every second of it.