Remember February? A month of cocktails with friends, and traffic, and last minute dashes to the grocery store? For me and my then-boyfriend Andre, it was also a month before a huge tech event we produce every spring at SXSW. And, as usual, it was filled with all the last-minute stresses and pressures of entertaining hundreds of people. And, of course, it wasn’t the only thing I had going on.
Over the last four years, we have built up our creative agency — managing clients and brands that span industries and markets, in addition to a real estate investment and educational organization, and producing events across the country together, including an annual music festival every summer for thousands of people that, it turns out, I wouldn’t see this year, because the second week of March everything shut down under a global “Safer-at-Home” order.
Just like that, the world stalled. And, thank God it did.