We've all been struggling with the stay-at-home order and social distancing in the fight against COVID-19. At Traceable Change, every one us are working from home and doing our part to flatten the curve.
One of the biggest challenges we face is that of social isolation. For my coworkers it's not so bad, since they all have someone at home to interact with—their partners, children, pets. For me, it's been challenging since I live alone. What to do during these trying times?
I had been thinking about adopting a dog for about a year before the news of Coronavirus hit us. My main concern was not being able to be at home to help my dog acclimate to a new environment and properly bond with me. I got to thinking that adopting now would be a great time to do so. Not only do I need the company, but there are so many animals in shelters that need a home.
The adoption process remained pretty unchanged except for a few steps that would now have to be done virtually. What better method to use than a Journey Map (one of the many tools in our toolbox here at TC) to share this journey with you:
Bringing Milton Home
I brought Milton home and introduced him slowly to his new space. Over the next few days, he’s acclimated to his new home and bonded with me. He has not only helped me deal with the social isolation, but also given me unconditional love—as only a dog can.