If not for COVID-19, Valerie Whitt might never have summoned the courage to quit her job.
The 50-year-old Markham, Ont., woman had been a project manager for Ontario Health for 13 years. She felt drained and exhausted from battling traffic to and from her downtown Toronto office for up to two hours every day, but she was intimidated by the thought of giving up her stable position and steady paycheque.
Then the pandemic hit. Office workers everywhere were ordered to work from homeThe crisis GTA hospitals are facing i, and for the first time, Whitt got a taste of a different life. She was still doing her jobThe third wave, our per-capita infection rate surpasse, but without the grind of her commute. She had more time to exercise and to plan healthy meals, and more energy for her six- and 10-year-old daughters.
“Just having that space in my life — not having to get up and rush to work, rush the kids out the door — gave me a lot of time and space to really evaluate my life and what I wanted to doThe COVID-19 vaccination drive-thru clinic at Evraz Place in Regina on Thursday,” said Whitt, who officially quit her job last week and will be freelancing as she works toward the goal of starting her own businesss COVID horrors. Now i.