Press Pause, Press Play

Press Pause Press Play MainHi Friend. How are you? Feeling a bit out of sorts? Yeah, me too. We’re trying to adjust to this new normal (which is anything but normal) while riding this rollercoaster of emotions. At our house, we’re wrapping up week two of WFH. Last week, I was glued to my laptop and phone every day in crisis communication mode. Skyping, Zooming, Texting, DM’ing – I did my best to listen to my heart, and my head to ensure I acted professionally but also personally. Everyone in the world is feeling this, and we all have to do our part to get through it.

My work in PR and the fashion industry have brought up a lot of pressing questions:
What’s appropriate?
What’s not appropriate?
Where do we go from here?

While I want to push pause, I’m also ready to push play. This time calls for creativity and inventiveness. The best analogy I’ve heard about marketing strategies now is, ‘It’s like a car taking a sharp corner. You have to slow down as you go in, and accelerate as you exit the curve.’

For now, I’m slowing down into the curve. There are a pile of fresh books next to my bed, a line up of podcasts on my phone, and a fridge full of food (and wine). Maybe next week I’ll write a post about what I find is working for me during this time. But for now, I just want to think, relax, and find my zen in the chaos.

Take care of yourself and your family. We can weather this storm.

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  • I love that analogy! I am ready for both too – it’s the weirdest feeling. I think I will press pause for now and enjoy this moment while it lasts. Hope you’re staying safe.

    • Thank you Katerina. Now is the time to press pause, think, plan and take a beat. And then, get geared up to start again. I think it’s important not to be hard on yourself during this time. We’re all feeling this, and dealing with new stresses. We need to be kind to ourselves.
      Thank you for visiting Style Calling. Take care xo

  • It’s such a weird time. I’ve made a schedule but that still doesn’t stop me from feeling like I’m going stir crazy!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

    • It’s such a strange time. A schedule definitely helps, but I can completely relate to that. I find that I’m most productive early in the morning, or later in the evening. Have you Zoomed or done House Party hangouts with friends online? I’ve found that incredible for lifting my spirit.
      Take care Jennifer. Thanks for always stopping by my site – I really appreciate it xo

  • Didier Young

    It is such a weird time! even in terms of content for instagram and the blog, I constantly feel the struggle: is it appropriate to share a photo of me laughing outdoors? Is it too insensitive or is it a good way for people to get away from this whole situation for a little bit? I honestly think that there is no right or wrong answer here because we’ve all never experienced such a situation. No matter what we do we will end up offending someone so I say, just do you! The only thing that we really should all be doing is staying home!


    • It’s such a weird time, but I must say I am really enjoying seeing how creative some of my blogger friends are getting! Your ‘indoor beach’ today was fantastic!!
      As time goes on, I think we have a clearer idea of what is appropriate and what’s not. And you’re right, the most important thing is to all do our part and stay home. Hope you’re doing well this week Didier! Keep that creative content coming!! xo

  • Completely agree.
    Knowing the situation is only temporary, it is tempting to just enjoy the moment to pause and relax and regroup for once.

    XX Angelica

    • Thanks Angelica. It’s temporary, but its hard when we don’t know for how long.
      It’s a time to regroup and refresh – I hope you are doing well during this time. Appreciate you stopping by Style Calling