My last post was about new beginnings in 2020. LOL.
Literally everybody in the world could write a WTF 2020 post, and I guess we consider ourselves lucky compared to others. Back in January, I was embarking on starting a painting business. That died with COVID-19. In Feb, I started a new job at a marketing agency and that’s been going well. I’m also doing WordPress development, design, and marketing tech for a few clients. (If you need WordPress help, I’m your guy.)
On the bright side…
My family spent May through August in rural KS on Ashley’s family farm. That was both safe from a COVID standpoint and fun for the kids who at that point were out of school. There are still virtually no cases of COVID in that town. Meanwhile back in Colorado it’s a complete shit show with anti-maskers and drama and COVID all around.
Here’s a look at our extended summer.
See, we’re trying to stay safe because as a contractor, it would be an absolute disaster for me to get sick. Not to mention I’m high risk with some underlying health issues — nothing major in general, just not good for COVID, apparently, like hypertension, asthma, and I am a bit overweight.
Or was overweight. COVID also took its toll on us from that standpoint and we’re getting control over that. Ashley and I are both down 15 lbs each by simply eating well and eating less. We’re about a month in to eating zero sugar and zero flour. It’s amounted to somewhat low-carb without being Keto or anything with a name. Just some good calorie-counting and good decisions to break our sugar addictions. This is all thanks to Ashley’s new focus on life coaching. More on that below.
I’ve been also getting control over all the website stuff. Moved jangro.com to a new host, set up new websites for all the kids who are starting their own businesses and websites as part of this new world order and lots of time at home. Everybody here is doing remote learning.
Remote learning has certainly been a challenge as the school district is a complete cluster cuss. Again, we consiser ourselves lucky that we can work from home during all this. I cannot imagine having to do this while working in an essential worker situation.
Ashley was forced to cut back on her masters program in counseling so she can focus more on the kids, though this brought a few new opportunities. She’s a full-time caretaker and tutor for a boy with special needs. He’s here in our home for school every day. And she’s started a new life coaching certification program, which has changed her perspectives in so many ways that it’s leveled her up and it’s improving us all.
So this this was a catch up post as I’m getting the website back up and running. I realize that in doing so, subscribers got some stupid post notifications for a “Hello world!” post and maybe one or two others. Sorry about that. I think we’re back on track now.
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