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Fall 2020: Survive and Thrive

Fall 2020 🍂

I’m going to tell you something that no one writing anything ever, should say. I hope what you are about to read is a complete waste of your time. What? The guide below is a collection of steps for things to do in your family, just in case. Just in case of what?

2020 has been a…different kind of year. I know that’s an understatement. My hope and prayer is the road ahead is what you want and desire for your family. I have no doubt in the long term, it will be. The short term, however, is more difficult to predict. I don’t predict the future. I don’t do that when I help clients with their 401ks and I don’t do it in other aspects of life. I do, however, believe in making reasonable preparations for things that can happen.

What can happen?

Like I said, I think making predictions about the future with certainty is a fool’s errand. Reasonable preparations,however, for possible events is a prudent things to do. I think a few things are possible during the remainder of 2020. It’s possible that school, public and/or private, may be delivered at home for some time. Even if your local district is favoring in person, that could change. I also think it’s possible workplaces could make similar decisions to move toward work at home arrangements. Family, friends, and finances are all affected by these changing dynamics.

You might not have a say on whether school, work, or all the above are moved to a remote orientation. You do have a say on how you can prepare for the possibility, so any transition is easier on your household.

"So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, are drunk at night. But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation." 1 Thessalonians 5:6-8 ESV

When Paul wrote to the Thessalonians, one of the important things he needed to tell them was about being present. He described it as the contrast between being awake and being asleep. We can all relate to that. Right now, your family needs you to be awake. 

Go to part one: Prepare your home