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Two Different Experiences

As we are nearing the end of our first week of lockdown, I notice that people will be having one of two very different experiences. Many people will be finding themselves with much more time on their hands. Perhaps they are unable to work or even if they can still work, they can not do the normal activities that they do in their spare time. These people have a great opportunity to use this time.

I was looking forward to this opportunity, but it turns out that I am part of another group. Parents of small children who can work from home. We try to get as much work done as possible, while trying to keep the kids entertained. The result is less time and energy than normal and a feeling of guilt that we aren't doing either job as well as we feel we should.

If you find yourself part of the first group, please make the most of it. Learn something, learn a language (linguistic or programming). Lern a new subject or skill. There are plenty of free resources online. Make something. Draw a picture, write a story or a song. Get in shape. Eat better, exercise more. There are lots of home exercises you can do to challenge and improve yourself.

Now is your chance. If you don't do it now, when will you?

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