Last Summer This Spring

Thoughts on this spring versus last summer

Earlier this week I gave a talk and used this picture to compare myself last summer to this spring.

Some key differences.

Last summer I was:

This spring I am:

Despite what autofill was suggesting I think there’s some reason for optimism, though no doubt recent weeks have been tough.

Last summer, when I took the photo with the bears, I was up in New York City. My kids were spending the summer with their grandparents in Wuhan, China the epicenter of the Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic has gotten somewhat under control and Wuhan is very slowly returning to normal.

I’m not sure how long it’s going to take us to whip the pandemic, but I feel pretty confident that we will get through.

How is it going for you? I hope you are staying safe, keeping healthy.