Michael Levin


Communications, public relations

I went from working partly remote to fully remote. My wife, Rachael Kazarian, who is currently in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at URI, is an RN working on the front lines.

I’m struggling with not being able to physically meet up with family and friends for dinners, BBQs, etc. And I miss going to the movies, going out to eat, and high fiving!

But, on the positive side, I have cooked WAY more than usual. I’m doing Zoom meetings with friends/family for holidays, birthdays, and just to catch up. I also picked up some forgotten hobbies like boxing, running, and writing. And I registered for free classes on Coursera to feed the brain even more. The internet is filled with learning material to continue to stimulate your brain after graduation. Take advantage of this as much as possible and continue to learn!

I’ve spent time organizing every aspect of my life (financial, home, working out, and diet). The extra time has allowed me to better lay everything out and force myself into a new routine. And, of course, I’ve kept in mind how regular working hours will affect my new routines.

When quarantine restrictions are lifted, I think the biggest changes will be how cautious people will continue to act with physical interactions (hugging, hand shaking, etc.). I think this will take time to go back to normal.