“To me, the grounds for hope are simply that we don’t know what will happen next, and that the unlikely and the unimaginable transpire quite regularly.”
— Excerpt from “Woolf’s Darkness: Embracing the Inexplicable,” 2009, by Rebecca Solnit
It’s been another strange month, heading toward the end of another Boston real estate summer season in 2020.
To add to this bizarre new world, I can’t remember the last time I saw a Beacon Hill condos sell below $500,000.
At the same time, Beacon Hill apartment rents are free-falling like some political figures approval ratings. However, there is some good news, our 401K and stocks are soaring.
On the flip side, my girlfriend and I watched a show on YouTube starring a guy who’s figured out how to make a good living eating fast food in his car and recording it.
Downtown Boston has Changed
It’d be easy to throw in the towel and declare emotional bankruptcy.
It feels like a lot of people right now are declaring “the end” of things…
What if it is the end of downtown Boston? Every day I seem to read on a blog that one of my favorite bars and/or restaurants seem to be shutting down.
The Changing Downtown Boston Workplace.
What if it is the end of 100% office work and the beginning of a work culture that ends up being more giving and more productive for parents and families? And more diverse from erasing geographic limitations? Would that be so bad?
I’ve have found myself living in a strange dichotomy of both despairs and worry, happiness and gratitude, for a new way of living that lies ahead.
So, we find ourselves at the “end” of Summer 2020.
Let it be the end.
Let’s hope it’s the end of taking people and time for granted.
Let it be the end of we ignore the Boston homeless, and corporations work people down to the bone.
But don’t let it be the end of what makes downtown Boston great
Or the end of the dream of the Patriots and Red Sox celebrations parades.
Or the end of the magic of in-person contacts that happens when we meet the person of our dreams.
The narrative leaped from “uncertain times” to “the end” without pausing to consider the shift, which could take us into a speed that’s better for more people.
Boston real estate for sale
This is the lens we should all bringing to work today and in the future. I
Being in the Boston real estate market, I know how to deal with uncertainty, change, endings, and rolling with things that are out of your control.
I’m ready to mark new territory, ignite new thinking, and write new chapters of the Boston real estate market.
How about you?