Coronavirus crisis: Today I attended a birthday party on a video conference

The coronavirus crisis doesn’t seem to come to an end anytime soon, and the government is announcing new cases and safety measures each day. Life doesn’t happen as it used to, people are trying to do their best and live however they can. Today I attended a birthday party via video conference.

It was my first time ever attending a birthday party using a video conference platform. I have to add that it was a surprise, and we have researched the available platforms for video calls.

It was a nice talk with my friends, sharing thoughts and experiences from the past few weeks.

But this is not a singular event. The more time I spend on social media platforms, the more I see online gym classes, webinars, live courses, live with friends. I just checked Instagram to count the number or lives going on at the moment. There’re 6 lives going on! And four of them include more than one person in it. Four hours ago, there were five accounts live. Some were teaching the art of blogging, while others were sharing insights on how to grow your online audience on social media.

Half an hour ago, I saw the latest safety measures taken by the government. I saw them in real-time on a Facebook live, made by a local media publication. They took everything online. And everything that’s on TV (and more) it’s not online, because there are countless millennials such as myself, who don’t own a TV anymore.

I have all the information I need at my fingertips. (Yet, I am stranded in my house, having to fill out a form if I want to leave my house – and the reasons have to be legitimate.)

We are so connected, and yet so far apart from each other.

The digital era is here and it will revolutionize our world. More than ever before. I think it’s time to say “Goodbye” to office jobs. It’s also time to get new life routines, asking for more help (I’m thinking about deliveries services) and to embrace the change.

The digital is changing the way we live life and that’s ok. We just need to find a way to be at our best with what we have.

Iulia Vasile

Iulia is a travel expert, blogger, engineer, freelance copywriter, and a curiosity-driven personality. She sees travel as the ultimate tool for self-improvement and personal growth, and that's the main topic of her blog, Juliasomething.com.

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