This week marks some firsts for me and my coworkers at the Catholic Courier.
After 14 months of working predominantly from our homes, the Courier’s staff is returning to our offices at the Diocese of Rochester Pastoral Center in Gates. It’s going to be an adjustment for all of us as we establish new routines and start familiarizing ourselves with our old working environment. May 17 was my first day in the office, and it took some time to get reacquainted with things.
This past weekend, I also had the opportunity to attend my first in-person sporting event since the pandemic. I attended the Syracuse University Women’s Lacrosse’s second-round NCAA Tournament game. As a big Syracuse Orange fan, it was exciting for me to have the opportunity to step foot inside the Dome after not being able to see my beloved Syracuse Orange play in person in more than a year. It felt good to be back at the place I visited every year since I was a little kid. I now look forward to returning to Syracuse this fall and winter to watch Syracuse football and basketball.
The chance to watch an in-person sporting event also has me optimistic that I’ll be able to resume my travel to figure skating competitions and events, something I have wholeheartedly missed since I attended the 2020 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Greensboro, N.C., in January 2020.
So as more of these “firsts” start happening as COVID-19 restrictions start easing up, the Courier staff also will resume Our Two Cents blog posts and sharing our thoughts on what’s happening in our work and lives as things start returning to normal.
Capellazzi is new media coordinator for the Catholic Courier.