As we're all in this state of social isolation due to Covid-19, my family, like other families have taken to video calls to stay connected to one another.
Let me tell you a little bit about my family.
I come from a family of strong, fierce, loving, and of course, opinionated women. We are all incredibly passionate people who always feel the urge to communicate our opinions on everything - especially with each other. It's why we're great together. With that amount of fierce love around you, you always feel supported.
Being the youngest of the family, I've grown up observing my mom and sisters and admiring them for their strength and loyalty. I've also had moments of intense frustration when I can never get a word in.
Here's what I find hilarious and fascinating.
When you're on a video call, and multiple people are trying to talk at once, you have no choice but to let one person speak. It's hilarious watching my family do this. There are so many moments where everyone talks at once and then, because it's a video call, no one can understand anything, so everyone goes..."oh..sorry..go ahead..", "no..you go ahead.." "uh ok, so as I was saying". And everyone but the speaker has to ACTUALLY sits back and listens to the speaker speak.
Who knew we all had such valid opinions? It will be really interesting to see if this newfound patience will translate into real-life when we go back to physically being around each other. We'll have to see. But for now, I'm enjoying watching the fierce women in my family sit back and listen to each other.