Our friends have a virtual chat about the quickly-changing times and share what each of them is doing to move forward with positivity.
Boo: Hi, friend, how are you doing over there?
Millie: A bit stressed. I’ve never lived through anything like this before.
Boo: Me neither. How’s work going?
Millie: Alright for now. I mean, it’s so weird to not see people in person.
Boo: I know what you mean. I only went to the office a few times a week, but this is so different. I’m just focusing on being grateful that I have work to do.
Millie: Yeah, me too. I’m just trying to keep a schedule, get dressed and eat healthy.
Boo: Are you going to visit your grandmother?
Millie: While I love my grandma, she’s almost ninety and I understand that what is safest for her is not being around her. So, I call her instead. I just put notifications on my calendar to make sure I do it every few days.
Boo: Tell me more about your family. My younger daughter is home on Spring Break and just found out she has to remove all her belongings from her dorm, which is 3000 miles away. Not sure how that’s going to work out! My older one had a case reported on her floor in her office building. She’s home in her apartment working and so far no symptoms, but wow. This is pretty challenging.
Millie: Wow, that’s a lot. I’m happy to be home with my parents although I miss my sister who lives in London every minute of the day. I also worry about my parents who are both doctors and are going to be extremely exposed. I think everybody should take a moment to thank all healthcare workers out there.
Boo: I totally agree with that. Health care workers are heroes. Every day. Let’s talk about keeping busy. What are you doing to stay sane?
Millie: It’s so important to take care of yourself during this time so I’m trying some new online workouts, reading books I’ve always wanted to spend time with, and making sure to spend at least fifteen minutes outside! Also trying to spend time with my family — we have been watching movies and having game nights (a little competition never hurt anybody)!
Boo: I’m going to paint and try to read some books. I will definitely do some writing. Any TV or movie suggestions?
Millie: Killing Eve is one of my current favorites. Plus, two amazing seasons of Flea Bag.
Boo: Can I ask you a weird question?
Millie: Try me!
Boo: Want to be pen pals for awhile?
Mille: What’s a pen pal? Just kidding! I thought you’d never ask.
At Amava, we believe that age does not define us. We favor actual interactions and honest relationships over clichés like the one about Millennials and Baby Boomers being at odds, at cultural loggerheads or at war. The Millennial and Boomer (get it?) are two friends having conversations about things that matter—work, social issues, money, relationships, travel and more. They were nice enough to write some of it down for us so you can be entertained and perhaps enlightened by their sharing and comparing. We hope it inspires you to start conversations of your own.