At Home With Alyssa Julian
I’ve recently started cycling, if that could be considered a hobby! Both my partner and I got gravel/all around bikes, so we’re hoping to go on a bike tour (like backpacking on a bicycle) before summer's end. Beyond that, I’ve been exploring cooking and baking much more than usually—I love to cook, and always have, but I definitely think we’ve become more adventurous in the kitchen!
The light! My apartment has east, south, and west facing windows, but I’m typically gone for most of the day when it’s brightest. Now that I’ve been home, I’ve come to really appreciate how much light affects my mood, work habits, etc.
How has COVID impacted how you approach your work and social media strategy?
COVID has really forced me to push the limits of my creativity, and also asked me to consider sensitivity around certain subjects! We’re in a period of such heightened emotions, I feel like I have to approach my work with even more empathy and understanding for everyone’s unique circumstances—more so than pre-COVID. I think social media is a great place to inspire and educate people, so we’re definitely implementing more educational-style posts, especially relevant to current issues!
I’m having a hard time narrowing it down to just one thing, so here are a few that come to mind!
My partner! So glad to be navigating this time with him by my side, exploring emotions, new territories, and keeping each other entertained.
How alive my neighborhood is in the day. I love hearing the ice cream truck, the man selling fruit cups on the corner, and my neighbors chatting from their balcony to the building across the street. It makes me grateful for a sense of community, despite not really being able to be together! 💛
Outdoor time! SO important.
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