During those months when New York City came to a standstill, it felt like everything was changing right before my eyes.

Things were shifting everywhere. The more I talked to friends around the world, many of whom were fortunate enough to work from home, the more I learned that their lives have been transformed.

Some plunged into personal projects, others connected with new virtual communities, and many spent more quality time with their families.

Each had taken a step into unfamiliar territory, still unsure about what the future will bring.