How are you doing? It does all feel like something out of a horror movie, doesn’t it? But it isn’t, is it.

As someone who lives on a farm and who works from home, being on my own is not unfamiliar to me. But then I usually have meetings and events to attend so I can get a regular people-fix.

So when I need to connect with another human, I have been resorting to an old-fashioned tool – the phone – and I call a friend or family member. I worry about the elderly though, who can be so isolated.

But to be honest, I am more worried about the impact on small business than the potential of getting the virus. So many small businesses are hurting and it does make you wonder if, when this is all over, they will be able to rally round and survive.

With the closing of restaurants and bars, the staff who work there will not get paid. These are challenging times.

And then there’s the global economy as the stock market dives and shortages occur because of this virus.

All this said, it does feel like found time. Time to do some stuff around the house. Time to finish a book I have been writing, and time for reflection on what’s next.

So it is not all bad. Plus just think of what we have done for the environment – fewer cars on the road, no flights using up our carbon footprint.

One thought I have had is this may be the start to us all getting back to the basics, back to what matters, back to what is important in life. That could be a good thing.

Anne Day

Anne Day

Company of Women

I have had an eclectic career from running non-profit organizations and being editor of a national magazine, to working for government on women’s issues. In 2003 I launched Company of Women, an organization that supports women in business. A prolific blogger, I also write for the Huffington Post, and several other online publications. I am the author of five books on women and entrepreneurship, and co-author of Good Enough. Embrace who you are. Unleash your brilliance. which is available on amazon.ca In June, 2016 I launched Full Circle Publishing offering one-stop services to get your words out into the world.