My World: June 2021…
This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now.
By the time Covid 19 arrived, my world had already changed. I had left the city and was busy trying to create a business out of a passion. Vespucci Adventures was set up to become a trusted source for self-guided walks. I was already working from home. Whilst I missed the camaraderie of the office, I doubly valued my renewed sense of purpose, the time spent researching and enjoying beautiful walks, reconnecting with nature and conversing with family and friends. Especially side by side.
Everyone is thinking about what their world will look like in 12 months’ time. Whatever social distancing rules remain in place, we will not be able to resist our most basic human need to socialise. Moreover, we will be looking for meaning in our lives. We are happiest when we have a sense of purpose. Zoom conference calls, live Instagram pub quizzes, amusing viral video clips will not fill this gap for ever. We are already being warned not to expect a return to cheap and easy flights of fancy to foreign cities. Nor can we expect pubs, clubs, cinemas and theatres to open any time soon. We are going to need to rediscover the meaning of connection and purpose if we are going to fill this huge void.