Normal life is never coming back. But we can get through it, by learning from the past.
MY GRANDPARENTS WOULD SAY GET YOUR MIND RIGHT:
One of the things I wish is to be able to talk to my grandparents. My grandma passed away in 2003 suddenly in her sleep. My grandfather followed, 5 years later. He was 90 years old, fit as a fiddle, and still working outside. He went out on his tractor one cold November day and never came back. Three days later they found him. He had a heart attack out in the field.
There have been so many times I needed their advice. Especially during this pandemic, some words of wisdom would really come in handy right now.
If I could ask them, they would say you need to learn HOW to live in this new reality. There is a lot to learn. They grew up during the Great Depression and lived through the horrors of WWII.
THEY WOULD SAY PLAN, PLAN, PLAN:
I’ve always been kind of a prepper, as my grandparents instilled in me to always be prepared. As they were brought up in the Great Depression, survival and preparation were always key. Planning means thinking ahead 6–9 months and sometimes a year ahead. Not expecting to be able to just run to the store to get toilet paper on a whim.
They always had pantries full of canned goods and freezers full of meat and vegetables. Here is a good list of what to stockpile and other emergency preps.
STOCK UP ON YOUR RESOURCES:
This is where it gets harder for people. For many people, myself included, it is not always in the budget to stock up on tons of food and household supplies. Inflation has been crazy this year and prices are the worst in decades. So it takes some time to build up a good stockpile. Coupons, discounts, sales, clearance, and bartering with others are good ways to get what you need.
And this is where side hustles can help.
Google side hustles or check out this book. And of course, Instacart, Doordash, Postmates are always hiring and it’s easy to fit work around…