It has been a while since I've shared anything here. The truth is because I've been working. I am so thankful that during a time when many of my collogues and friends have been diving into side hustles or other endeavors I was lucky enough to have had work.
It was a little anxiety inducing and even scary jumping back into an industry so reliant on human interaction. Adding a new department called Covid was a little unsettling, but they were there to make sure all of us stayed healthy and safe. Besides the obvious hurdles the pandemic threw at us, there were some unforeseen issues that arose as well. Usually in film if someone cancels it sucks, but you can call up a replacement within a few hours. Because of testing requirements and safety protocol, what would have only taken a few hours now takes a few days; taking a stressful situation to another level. Thankfully most of the people I have worked with since coming out of the pandemic have been gracious people and understand it is still not business as usual. There have been a few people who still expect things to happen at an ungodly pace, but they are severely outnumbered.
As guidelines change I am looking forward to seeing my colleagues come back to their professions and create some amazing work. I hope that some of the things we realized during quarantining and the pandemic will continue, like video meetings, setting timelines farther in advance to give adequate time to all departments, etc.