It’s funny how life works out.
Of course, like everyone else, I didn’t see the pandemic coming.
But it happened and I had to adjust just like everyone else in the world. Almost instantly, the company closed the offices and all workers were sent home to figure out how to work remotely. That meant no more zone controlled Heating and A/C for me. And that wasn’t the best because I had to share one space with the kids who didn’t want to home-school in a different part of the house. Besides, my partner and I were both trying to share the office in our home yet we had two varying styles of working. Ultimately, this led me to working on transforming the basement. The first thing I had to do though was to get some good heating and cooling down there. The Heating/ A/C company came and installed a ductless heat pump for me as the start. Over the first months of that summer, I started filling out that basement office more & more. Working from the apartment worked for me. So when the eventual sack letters came, I was prepared for the eventuality. For years before, I had planned to leave the company I worked for and probably venture out as a freelance expert. Some would consider this consulting but I’m more into service provision. Even so, I knew that I would have to start from the house with some of my friends. So the pandemic sort of offered me a head start on what has become a rather successful gig for me. Besides the success, I’m pleased to be working for myself and finally following my dreams.