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As the rush and demands of “normal” life start to ramp up again, it will create a new set of struggles and obstacles.

Much has been said about challenges and opportunities created by the pandemic, but also how it has highlighted and accelerated existing issues and trends in our industry. The same has been true on a more personal level.

My wife and I have always been relatively introverted and happy to spend most weekends at home, reading and relaxing. Our boys, although very social and energetic, are also homebodies, for the most part. So the relative isolation over the last year has been a bit easier on us than on many. (We’re incredibly fortunate to be healthy and able to work and go to school remotely, while many are facing challenges and losses on a whole different scale.) We’re looking forward to going to restaurants, bookstores and museums, and having extended sleepovers at grandma and grandpa’s house, but we’re going to miss parts of this simpler, quieter life we’ve established over the last year.

Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson is the editor-in-chief of BenefitsPRO Magazine and BenefitsPRO.com. He has covered the insurance industry for more than a decade, including stints at Retirement Advisor Magazine and ProducersWeb.

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