Resciesa looking towards The Dolomites, 2019
Recalibration, reframing valued activities and reconceptualization: the title of this blog sounds like I am going to write about our new life post COVID. What will it mean? Where will we be? What will we be doing? What’s going to be our future? (And I am being metaphorical here- I am talking about the bigger picture).
I chose this photo from our last European trip because it aligns with my thinking about the title. That trip to Seceda certainly recalibrated our thinking about overseas holidays. From then on, our trips were always going to involve mountains and we were going to try and avoid cities. And we hadn’t even contemplated in our wildest dreams something like Coronavirus! We made the decision based purely on the beauty, solitude and majesty of mountain scenery. We had decided it was our happy place. (We were also fairly confident our children felt the same and if we chose some place special they would leave the city of almost 9 million and join us in a tiny Italian/Swiss village for a holiday).
But the phrase I wrote this blog around is actually taken from a recent article called: ‘What influences patient satisfaction after a TKA (which stands for a Total Knee Arthroplasty or what we know as Total Knee Replacement)? A qualitative investigation. (Klem, N et al 2020)