I’ve always liked coffee, even as a kid I would try and sneak to the local Dunkin Donuts to get a coffee (well a coffee coolata, which I don’t know if that’s even considered coffee). I never ‘needed’ it for the caffeine, but I always enjoyed them.
When everything started to shut down, and social distancing was encouraged, I found a new appreciation for coffee.
My parents were very concerned and worried about the virus, which who wasn’t? However, this meant that I wasn’t welcome into the main part of the house (I live in the in-law apartment attached.) This was weird for me because I have always been a home body, and love spending time with my family.
I would FaceTime my mom daily, even though we were in the same house, but it just wasn’t the same. Then I saw on social media that some people would have coffee together, but six feet apart. This started a new tradition for my family. My mom would make us all coffee, and we would sit outside in lawn chairs, but six feet apart. This happened every morning, and soon it upgraded to fires at night.
I missed spending time face to face with my family, and coffee helped make that happen again. So although I have always liked coffee, I truly appreciate the social aspect that it brings.
The author of this article is Julia Crane, Financial Planner Assistant at U.S. Wealth Management.