It’s no small task to fully reinvent life itself from your home, but with any luck and a little creativity, the new ways of spending time together that people are discovering are succeeding in making this period of isolation a little less isolating. This is why it was so wonderful to receive an invitation from the Rotary Club of San Antonio, Texas for a virtual happy hour!
Other than getting to know a small group of extraordinary Rotarians from the San Antonio Club, we were entertained by a fun video and enjoyed a lively cultural exchange. We were also able to replicate the best part of any social gathering - smaller, more intimate gatherings with two small chat groups.
We can’t in good faith suggest that hanging out remotely is an adequate replacement for time spent physically together, even if and when we develop better virtual social skills. We all still undoubtedly long for the human touch of actual face time. But in this moment, it’s worth remembering that the options we have can be inspiring, too—and even satisfying, if we get creative enough. Events like this give us the opportunity to widen our Rotary networks to across the world; so we will likely be doing more events like this in the future.
In fact, we had such a wonderful time that we will be doing it again -- we have invited the San Antonio Rotary Club to a Holiday Cheer virtual happy hour on December 7!