I've had the chorus from that Hamilton song running through my head lately, although I don't think the break we are currently taking was quite what the Schuyler sisters had in mind.
My family is currently on Day Three of purposely staying home in order to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Last week was a whirlwind of cancellations and attempts to stay up on the latest news. We stocked up on food and medications. I've had to say good-bye to speaking engagements and client meetings this month. My calendar has opened up in some ways, but it now filled with more time with my children now that school is canceled for several weeks. We've made a goal of going for a long walk every day and it already feels great.
In the flurry of health advice and resources for parents who are nervous about having their children home for several weeks, I thought I'd jump in with my own ideas for things people of all generations can do together or independently to make progress with their family history over the next month:
As concerned as I have been for the health of my family and neighbors, I can't help but feel a little excited about this unexpected change of pace. The weather is finally warming up a little here in Michigan, opening up opportunities for gardening and outdoor exploration. It has also been good to reach out to friends and family members to make sure everyone is in good health. We are trying to be helpers and look for silver linings.
My very best wishes go out to all of you during this unprecedented moment in time. Take good care (and keep washing those hands!).