We are checking in to let everyone know that there is life beyond the pandemic! While we enjoy what we do and take our responsibility to our clients very seriously, we also know that it is healthy to have outside interests, to stay active, and to de-stress from time to time. Our clients deserve the best from us, and part of that is maintaining balance to prevent burnout. Here’s what we’ve been up to:
Bill has been taking his daily walks to get his exercise fix. Walking is a great way to relieve stress. Nothing like getting the body moving! He recently joined the Board of Directors of the Kennebunk Land Trust (KLT) in Maine where he sits on the finance committee. KLT has an abundance of beautiful walkable trails in the area. It’s a great way to enjoy nature and you should check it out if you’re looking for a fun thing to do. Bill also enjoys an occasional round of golf at Cape Arundel Golf Club – where he has been a longtime member. Finally, Bill recently purchased his dream electric guitar – a Gibson Les Paul – a real beauty that he expects to play diligently in the coming winter months.
Ethan’s world is a little different. He and his wife are busy with their new baby girl who is now almost 10 months old, but who still doesn’t seem to sleep through the night! If Ethan seems a bit tired from time to time – you know why. Furthermore, Ethan and his wife Jessica are expecting baby #2 this coming March. Outside of taking care of the little one, you’ll find Ethan in his garden where he has grown a variety of vegetables and flowers from seed. He’s also been on a DIY kick, doing home projects ranging from rebuilding his back deck to constructing a built-in bench in his TV-room. Finally, as a former professional triathlete, Ethan likes to remain in shape by riding the Peloton, which also helps to keep that competitive fire burning.
Whether it’s a walk in the woods or some backyard gardening, we encourage everybody to find a healthy reprieve from the stress of 2020. It seems almost cliché by this point to remark at the strangeness we live in, but that doesn’t make it any less strange. We are constantly reminded to wear masks and socially distance to protect our health, and rightfully so. But let this serve as a reminder to take some time for your coping mechanism of choice. Mental wellbeing is no less important during a pandemic, in fact it is more so. We are doing our best to stay safe and sane, and we hope you are too.