Things to do while stuck inside.
One thing I have learned about myself in this corona virus crisis is that I am a social animal. Working from home, while nice for my pets, has been isolating. Some people hate noise, I hate silence. I have been inspired to find activities that stimulate the senses and take your mind out of the four walls we have around us. Below are a few of the ones I have found. I would love for all to send in their favorite ways to make the most of our quarantine.
The Frick Collection, one of my favorite museums in NYC, on Friday’s host a “Cocktails with a curator”. They discuss one of their paintings live. https://www.frick.org/calendar You bring your own cocktail
I love Disney. In fact, the castle is my zoom virtual background. You can ride some of their rides virtually on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ME5WJoHCaFU Disney gave their recipe so you can make your own Disney Dole whips: https://www.glamour.com/story/disney-dole-whip-recipe
I’ve been watching live music events on Friday evenings on Facebook. One of my favorite is a local singer Erin Schwab. She takes requests and you can tip the musicians on Venmo or paypal. https://www.facebook.com/events/2641240436117928/ The Andrea Bocelli live event was last weekend but a reply of his incredible concert from the empty Duomo in Milan was an amazing sight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huTUOek4LgU Minnesota Orchestra players have been uploading mini videos of them playing at home: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDq146_Stx-NQU7L_8Jr_nR3JCDAxu4ZZ
I love to travel the world. I even sent Delta an online message that I miss them. I know we will be able to get back to seeing the world soon. But before then, I spend time watching travel videos from Rick Steve’s Europe https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=rick+steves+europe and the BBC travel show: https://www.youtube.com/user/room4252
I am not a sports watcher but I know those that are, are miserable without live sports. I have no suggestions for you here, but hopefully you will send some in!
I have also taken this time to reconnect with old friends. Every weekend I have been setting up mini web conferences with old high school friends to take the time to reconnect. Those give me something to look forward to as I have not spoken to some of them in 30 plus years. Lots to catch up on to distract you!
Sharon is CEO of White Oaks Wealth Advisors, Inc. and has been with the company since February 2001. Her experience in the financial services industry dates back to 1993, and includes positions at American Express Financial Advisors as a Financial Advisor, and the investment management firm, Lord, Abbett & Co. in New York City, as Client Liaison.