Growing and thriving in a new “normal”

Here I’ll be blogging my adventures during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020.

This is in conjunction with my position at the University of Tennessee’s library, having had a position there since Dec. 2017 as a “knowledge courier” (library materials deliverer to professors and graduate students through Library Express, the library’s material logistics department). Since the campus officially closed (used loosely here) and classes moved online for the remainder of the Spring ’20 semester beginning March 23, 2020, my usual position at the library has also shifted to an at-home, online position.

As this is uncharted territory in many ways, it was proposed to student workers that they may participate in constructive learning or creative outlets to continue to earn a paycheck during this unprecedented time.

In lieu of picking a option on the project list provided to us, I have chosen to create my own path of archiving my thoughts during this time.  I will post them here on a daily (Monday-Thursday) blog, found under the section “Pandemic Zoo.” (In reference to the hypothesized novel coronavirus’ origins through zoonosis in a open meat market in Wuhan, China in late December 2019.)

I plan to create a “(Social Distancing) Victory Garden” as part of my at-home project, among other things, in an attempt to retain some sanity while getting back out and appreciating nature. This will eventually have its own sub-headed section within this page, so keep an eye out in the future (if I can figure out how to do that).

Keep looking ahead.

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