I hope this finds you safe and well. It’s the way I start most messages these days. But then again, don’t we all? I guess it’s just part of the new normal, for now
“New normal…” I hate that phrase. Seriously. It really sets my teeth on edge. It is so ambiguous and so definitive at the same time. Anyhow, I guess I got a taste of it when I talked to my hairstylist last night. She called to return the message I’d left for her on Monday in hopes that I’d be able to get an appointment when her business reopens next week.
Yes, businesses will start to reopen here on May 20. But I won’t be able to get my hair done until May 29. My stylist has a small shop and has to stagger appointments in order to follow social distancing protocols. She also has to wear a mask and face shield. As far as I know we’re supposed to wear masks whenever we’re in shops.. and that ought to make it fun when she tries to trim around my ears…. I’ll also have my temperature taken before she cuts my hair. Now there’s a first.
Yep. Welcome to the “new normal.” Ain’t it grand?
Work, work, work…
At least things have not changed all that much from a professional standpoint. I have been working from home since I founded In Brief Legal Writing Services in 2015 — so if anything I have an advantage over everyone now forced to do the same. Fortunately, my workload has stayed fairly consistent — which means I have been busy. I am always busy.
That’s right. I have been hustling. I’m always hustling. Even in my “free time.” As a result, you can now find me on guru.com and fiverr.com. Of course, you can still find me on upwork.com as well.
Clearly I have also decided to turn my attention to this long-neglected blog. I still plan to focus on animal law and related topics at least a couple of times per week. I’m also planning on upgrading this site and updating my long-neglected Linkedin page when time permits, so stay tuned for that. I may even revisit my professional Twitter page sometime soon, although that is hardly a priority at this point.
On a happy note
Finally, as most of you know, my best pal and In Brief Legal Writing Services mascot, Eli, died last June. It was a long, hard summer without that cat. He is still sorely missed and he always will be.
On a happy note, I adopted Zima (a Russian Blue/Turkish Van mix) from a local shelter shortly after I came home from Australia in November. Suffice it to say, she’s quite a handful — especially since she entered her “terrible twos.” But I love her to pieces, and I’m sure we’ll have a wonderful friendship for years to come. I’m also sure you’ll hear plenty about our adventures along the way.
With all of that being stated, I’d better sign off for now. Until next time, thanks for reading and be well…