This world has been filed with COVID stories, and how the pandemic is reshaping our world. So it seems redundant and boring to prattle on about something that is being drilled into us through every avenue possible. But maybe this is an opportunity?!
An opportunity to see the world in a different way, an opportunity, as individuals and groups, to dig at the root of ourselves. To find the hidden gems. The passion you never thought you had? The creative side you never had time to explore? The research into something you are curious about, and never had time to do? Maybe as groups, connect surrounding the subjects of common passionate focus? How can we move mountains? Only by helping each other. Thankfully, we have ways to connect, and "stay at home". Cooper's Crossroad board of directors met via Zoom last week. To say it was an odd experience for a farm woman (who spends little to no time on a computer), is an understatement. Having to stare at a group of bobble heads on a lap top screen was a sureal experience. I am well aware that this method of connecting is being used widely. A third grader, who owns a horse at the farm, is more savvy than I with this. Just connecting on to the meeting seemed like a feat unto itself, for me..... Yes, I know, you just touch a few buttons. I know folks who are doing Zoom cocktail parties. No thank you. How in the world do you "hide" if you are only represented by a bobble head (your own), on a computer screen? You don't even have the opportunity to slip out of sight. For someone who loves the limelight in a competitive way, I am not keen on it socially. Makes me uncomfortable. Note to self : Zoom parties are out. The sight of my bobble head, roots WELL grown out, hair sticking up in all directions, had me almost laughing out loud several times during our meeting. Awkward. Speaking, I could not figure out where to focus. Is that something people are trained on? "Zoom style Public speaking 101". I did manage to keep it together, and felt that we had a productive meeting. Thank you CCR board. Without you, and your collective intelligence (which is honestly incredible), I would be left drawing in the sand. Really. We forge on. Doing behind the scenes work. Preparing for a strong, educated and buttressed Farming For Resilience program to support our community as we move through this daily new normal. We forge on. Doing behind the scenes work. Preparing for a strong, educated and buttressed Farming For Resilience program to support our community as we move through this daily new normal. Until next time, be well. All the best, Christina