[…] Sweden has a well developed internet infrastructure. Everyone has high speed broadband, so there were no problems in that respect. The working culture was already quite flexible too, with a lot of people already having flexi hours or working from home before corona. So really not much changed apart from the social aspect.
I feared for the UK, because from my experience the infrastructure still isn’t quite there and they seem very outdated with having services online. I was literally blown away when I moved to Sweden because it seemed so advanced in comparison.[…]
I think Germany is not far behind the UK in regards to high-speed internet signal coverage. Compared to some of the other countries in the EU, our coverage is pretty bad.
I am lucky because I live in one of the larger cities (Cologne) and high-speed broadband network is readily available, but just 20 - 30 km’s out and it gets really bad.
You’ve reverted to being a baby again But serious question: did you go back to normal toilet paper, or was your way of life changed forever?
Honestly? My life had already been changed forever many, many years ago. The regular toilet paper rolls… well… I honestly only buy them for guests.
I’d be really interested to hear a little bit more about this. How (or why) did you get into this? As an introvert, I can’t think of anything scarier than going up in front of people and having them watch. I’m amazed and awed by anyone who has to go up in front of any sized group of people.
My therapist recommended it to me some years ago, but I only found the strength to follow that advice ca. 3 years ago, when I just decided to book acting classes at one of the local theatres.
It turns out that this is what I always wanted to do with my life, except that I didn’t listen to myself for decades before coming to that conclussion. I’ve kind of drifted in the same hemisphere for years, though. I used to work on-set assistant jobs in TV & Media productions and I used to write for and co-host a local radio programme.
I fail at just giving updates at Arrowhead in front of friends in the studio. I just go red and high pitched
Public speaking is a skill and anyone can learn it. I know this type of “Just Do It” advice is kind of cliché, but really you need not much more than reading any random basic speech skill advice and practice only a few minutes every day.
It also helps if you imagine your audience naked, especially if they include family and friends.
You’re not weird they are weird.
We are in winter now and a lot was burnt to say the least so there’s not much chance of recurring fires until next summer. The bushfires + covid is a double hit to our economy etc.
You heard correctly my city (Melbourne) has just been put into lockdown again for another 6 weeks at least but all others seem fine.
I do hope you guys make it through. Good luck and stay healthy!