May eNews Guest Editor, Andy Harrison (LT 31)

As I sit down to write this article for our newsletter I cannot help but to look back and reflect on how much our lives have changed over the last 7 weeks of quarantining at home as we all lean in to do our parts to combat the Covid-19 outbreak that is happening globally.

For many of us doing our part to combat the disease is simply staying home so that we do not provide the virus an additional avenue to spread through. For some of us doing our part is operating critical businesses in our community and for some of us, it is working with our fantastic community partners to help to provide key services to the less fortunate members of our community.
To everyone out there who is doing their part in this fight, in whatever form that looks like please let me take this opportunity to say, “THANK YOU.”
Ok, now that I have said all of that can I also just say, “I really, really, really miss my office!” 
Via a show of hands, who else agrees with me?

My office is great, it’s about a 15′ by 20′ room with great western facing windows, dual 20″ computer monitors and a huge adjustable stand-up desk and workstation.
My current work area, as I am in a work-from-home stance from Bank of America, is the master bedroom of my home. My beautiful wife Kristin, LT Class 35, is set up in the great room and my sons Drew, 16, and Trent, 14, are respectively working on our outside deck and at a desk in his room.
I have the choice of either laying on the bed with my laptop in my lap, sitting on a stool and using the bed as my workstation or using our dresser as a stand-up “desk.” This, of course, is far from an ideal situation but I keep telling myself to keep perspective: I’m still employed in a job I love, I have a gorgeous view out the bedroom windows of Lake Tom John and I have quite possibly the coolest office mate ever our pet corgi, Piper.
Ok, so the quarantine isn’t that bad after all, maybe we should all just sit down and write an editorial to help us gain that perspective I mentioned in the previous paragraph.
Please don’t ever forget that we are all alone together and that this is the perfect time to reconnect with an old friend who you have not spoken with, in a long time. It could be just what they needed, and if you are like me, just what you needed as well.
Stay safe and keep being THE BEST CLASSES EVER.

By the way, does anyone know what the process is to get a dog designated as a “service animal?” I don’t think Piper, or I will ever be able to complete a workday alone again we are now a single symbiotic employee.

Andy is a graduate of (LT 31) and the Market Manager for Bank of America here in Tallahassee, where he is tasked with community and employee engagement for the bank.


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