Life in recent months, recent weeks even, has changed. We’ve all been at home under quarantine due to COVID-19, and more recently, under a curfew.
Because of the changes in our world, our homes have suddenly become much more than a place to shower and sleep. They have become our schoolrooms as our children have been distance learning in the living room or at the center island in the kitchen. Our homes have also become our work place, with many of us, myself included, now working from home, attending Zoom meetings, barefoot, in our pajama bottoms. Some of us find ourselves not working, anxious about our careers, or small businesses, weighing the pros and cons of reopening our economy. Our homes have also become our gyms, our restaurants, our bars, our movie theaters and our spiritual centers.
On one hand, we’re very lucky to have the technology to connect us to each other and be able to keep some semblance of our lives going. On the other hand, some of us feel isolated. While this is the time of the novel coronavirus, it’s also a time of novel uncertainty.
The good news is that the people of Playa Vista are resilient. None of us just ended up here by accident. Every single one of us forged a path here so we might have a career, create a startup or a family, or both. The people of Playa Vista support each other and care deeply about the wellbeing of those in the community. The group Playa Vista Angels have organized a Facebook page and are volunteering to help anyone in the community, especially the vulnerable and elderly. If you need something send an email to email@example.com or call (917) 865-0963.
In honor of the homes we’ve ruthlessly “MacGyvered” to fit our new normal, I decided to create the first-ever Playa Vista Direct “Home” issue – to celebrate and remember this unique time at home. As always, I’m thrilled to be a small part of this community and hope you all stay safe and healthy.
Managing Editor · firstname.lastname@example.org