As of Tuesday, our school is officially mask-optional in all studios. I walked around the hallways to see smiling faces. It felt amazingly normal and totally foreign.
One learner walked around on the first day and kept remarking, “It is weird to see everyone’s faces! I keep thinking that I’m forgetting something when I walk into the building!”
Of course, everyone is welcome to still wear a mask, and it is possible that we might have to return to masking for a period in the future, but overall, it feels like we are finding the light at the end of the tunnel.
We are getting back to “normal”. Or perhaps, a “new normal” because the world has changed and we have changed with it. We are not the same people that we were two years ago.
Change is the constant in life. The most important part is learning how to evolve.