Why I Made The Corona Chronicles A Series

Is this what the world’s end looks like? Credit to André Proulx.

What do you even write about when the whole world’s burning down? Multibillion-dollar sports empires ended their seasons early. The travel industry shut down in one fell swoop. I didn’t start talking about COVID-19 right away because it was all anyone could talk about, but as soon as we closed schools down for three weeks across Ontario, how could I not?

When I first published The Corona Chronicles on March 13th, though, I was so short-sighted. I called the three-week quarantine “March Br3ak”, thinking this would all somehow resolve itself by April. I didn’t jump on long-term prep right away, figuring I could do some catch-up once things calmed down a bit.

But then our businesses shut down on the 16th. Travel another four days later. We learned that this was no small thing—we needed to learn a “new normal” with a very uncertain future ahead. This was no three-week ordeal.

And as the days dragged on and I kept writing about the experience, it only grew clearer there was more going on than a single post could contain. I needed a full series.

So here, in week eight of The Great Quarantine, I’d like to welcome you to The Corona Chronicles: The Series, where we talk about life as a family in Toronto, trying to stay sane each day as we find new ways to adjust.

I, for one, look forward to returning to some semblance of normal soon, but until we do, you can expect me to keep writing about it.

Be well, everyone, and keep doing what you need to to make it in these times!

Until the next, I remain,

By Casey E. Palmer

Calling the Great White North his home, Casey‘s spent the last few decades in pursuit of creating killer content. From novels as a kid, comics as a teen, to blogs and photos once he could grow a beard, he’ll use whatever’s around him to create amazing stuff.

When he’s not creating, he’s parenting, exploring and trying to make life as awesome as possible for everyone around him.

Because a boring life’s not a life worth living!

6 replies on “Why I Made The Corona Chronicles A Series”

There are so many great resources available when it comes to homeschooling and continuing the education process at home. I can only imagine how overwhelming the whole concept must be at first for a parent that has never considered taking on something like this, but the #1 rule is simply to have fun with it! I’ve started to see kids’ activities moving online too which can help to keep everyone occupied when stuck at home – like dance classes live streamed!

Ha—thanks, Britt; we’re definitely wrapping our heads around how to integrate education for the kids without making it boring or overwhelming. Because we’re both working full-time from home at the same time, it proves a challenge, but I want to make as much time to hang out with the kids as possible.

Rumour is we’re getting a trampoline? We’ll see! Thanks for the advice ?

Ha, adding to it day by day like a madman. I thought it would somehow be less pressure to do it this way than to come up with individual posts with their own cover images, SEO, etc. Who knows?

Thank you, Adam! ?

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