I've been a bit quiet lately. A lot of it was due to the migration of our platform from Shopify to Subbly. I'm really happy with the way things are now going on the new site. We have been able to launch surveys with our subscriptions, allowing you to change your sizes at any time, AND add notes to us. We've also added the new Build-a-box function, which fully utilizes the survey feature to choose every category inside your box.
The other reason was due to fatigue from the constant coronavirus threat. It's now been 9 months since I started working from home, isolated in our bubble. Here in BC, we absolutely ACED the first wave of COVID, with very little cases and even less deaths.
But then, things relaxed, and people got lazy. Luckily for me, my bubble is quite small and filled with smart, safe people. We've all stayed healthy. But now we enter the "second wave" of COVID, our numbers are skyrocketing, and honestly, I feel done. Despite the fact that myself and my family were smart and stayed isolated, this new wave have has resulted in the strictest restrictions yet - a "Circuit Breaker". We aren't even supposed to leave our own communities, let alone the island. With winter on the horizon, and cold, dark nights ahead, I'm not sure how anyone is supposed to keep sane. And BC is still relatively low on cases compared to other areas so I can't imagine how people in other parts of the world are dealing.
But I often think about all the new moms who have given birth in the last nine months with no support beside them, I'm reminded why I started Stork Post. And now, nine months in, we are starting to see the first wave of Corona Babies... crazy to think that you could have carried a child to term from the start of the pandemic until now. I mean, it doesn't feel like that much time has passed.
But the fatigue reminds me it has.
So on a personal note, I've made some resolutions because I know this winter is going to be HARD. I'm upping the vitamin D intake. If you live in Canada and aren't taking vitamin D, definitely talk to your doc... it has helped me immensely in the winter. I still get SAD (seasonal affectiveness disorder) but it is definitely less intense than when I was younger. (Side note: I'm not a doctor and this is note health advice, just my opinion.)
So knowing that this winter will be tough for me, I think about all of you new parents navigating the baby world wearing masks and slathering on hand sanitizer. Hang in there! Reach out to me if you need a little pick-me-up. (I'm shawna at storkpost dot ca).
Lets rock this circuit breaker and flatten the curve.