Going With the Flow

Quality Insights Quality Improvement Initiative Lead Julie Volz, RN's dreams of spending every day on the beach are put on hold as she adapts to altering life plans thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

One of the great things about working at Quality Insights is that I get to work from home. Another thing is that it is never boring because the work is always changing. So, I have become very good at adapting to the changes. Or, as I get older, just going with the flow! 

I’ve lived most of my life in Philadelphia or the surrounding suburbs. And, like most people from that area, every summer we went “down the shore”. We had a trailer at a campground and were fortunate enough to be able to have a place to go. Once the weather warmed up, we headed to the shore for the weekend or the week. It was our family ritual. 

As I reached my 60s, I started to think about retirement and where I wanted to be. But then I started thinking – hey, I work from home so why not move now? And guess where I live now – at the shore!

My dream of spending all of my time near the beach and the ocean came true! Thoughts of spending mornings on the beach watching the sunrise filled my head. Or late afternoons, relaxing in my chair with a beverage. Ah, that would be the life I was meant to live – relaxing on the beach and breathing the fresh air.

But everything changes. Right? COVID-19 has put a hold on that dream life. The beaches, once closed, are now open, but I might have to wear a mask and practice social distancing. So, once again, plans have changed. And I adapt. And I say, “Maybe next year!” 

6/1/2020 12:00:00 AM | 2 comments


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Beckey Cochran
Hopefully, next year will be better so you can spend the mornings on the beach walking and afternoons in a chair reading a book as the surf rolls in.
6/1/2020 10:32:34 AM
 
Cindy B
Julie, I hope that next year finds your dreams come to fruition. Thanks for reminding me of the value of adapting and "going with the flow."
6/1/2020 8:56:37 AM
 
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