Gratitude notes for May 2020
I really enjoyed sitting in on a new meetup this morning. I joined a little
early, and there were a few people already there. I’d asked just a small handful
of questions, and another participant took out these beautiful notes that he
took for himself to help him learn. He was playing its presentation down a lot,
but I don’t think he realized how much better his digitally drawn notes are than
what I’m used to seeing.
At lunch, one of our lunch buddies had technical difficulties. She declared that
she was giving up on fixing it and that she would “leave to go cry now”. I know
she definitely didn’t cry and it was easily the funniest thing I’d heard all
I’m thankful for the people today who were part of my life. It’s so great
looking back towards the people who chose to spend time with me.
I’ve been really lucky to still have dance classes I can attend remotely. I’ve
been able to watch instructors experiment and refine the way they host classes
give us participants an experience similar to what we’d get in-person.
Some things I’ve observed:
- The instructor facing the camera is much better than the traditional
- Seeing other followers on video gives a sense that the class is “alive”.
- I’m happy to pay the rates I’ve always paid, and not as a temporary hold-over
until COVID is over.
- Video quality really doesn’t matter, so long as the audio and video are in
It’s so exciting to find out what matters and what doesn’t matter. I don’t
control what I find reasonable in a remote class, so when I find out, I learn
something new about myself. I look forward to it because I’m always surprised!