Now finally – one might say – 2020 is coming to an end. After all, it was a year that demanded a lot from all of us:
Avoiding social contacts – wearing masks – stop traveling – R numbers … incidence numbers … daily corona statistics – very moving pictures and reports from Italy, but also England, USA, Brazil and many other places in the world
It seemed like everything was turned upside down and our whole known life was called into question. The whole world had stopped, remained in silence and took a breath. And maybe this is the good side of this Annus Horribilis:
the perception of the silence, the reduction, the recognition of how much we can stop doing without experiencing losses or causing problems and also starting to enjoy the things that we have always taken for granted, yes we have (re) learned humility.
But Corona was also a catalyst:
Digitisation has accelerated – not only in school, but also professionally. Home office became (finally, many might say) a real opportunity to change the working world and at the same time slowed down traffic – who doesn’t remember the empty streets, especially in the first lockdown
And this little virus has also left its mark on the Pilates world. The studios had to close for months. But as in all other areas of life, alternatives were found. And many of you have used it too.
And what was initially only a makeshift tool has turned out to be a wonderful addition to face-to-face training this year. The Pilates world came together through digitisation. As a teacher, I can now take part in workshops all over the world, take private lessons with my favorite teacher in Dubai and teach you.
And there is more even to online, as I already described in my last blog post.
2020 changed a lot in our lives, also for me. At the end of this year I made a decision that for some of you came out of the blue, but that I have considered for a long time and now implemented:
In 2021 I will start teaching exclusively online Pilates for Joy of Movement – for now! Because as John Lennon wrote:
Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans
New Year’s Eve 2020/21 is my leap into the deep end and I don’t really know what to expect. I already have plans and they are already taking shape in my head. But it will probably only become clear in the course of the year which ones can be implemented and which ones cannot. I am excited and curious what 2021 will bring and I am looking forward to all the new challenges.
And I’m especially happy and grateful for all the support from you – THANK YOU!
I wish you all a healthy, happy and prosperous new year