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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 19: A sign posted outside Lenox Hill Hospital reads 'Thank You All Essential Workers' during the coronavirus pandemic on May 19, 2020 in New York City. COVID-19 has spread to most countries around the world, claiming over 324,000 lives with over 4.9 million infections reported. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

Are there things from the beginning of the pandemic you forgot about? Does 2020 feel nostalgic for you yet? It’s been two years since the pandemic turned our lives upside down. Although it feels like a lifetime ago. Here’s a look back at what we were all obsessing over and doing during those “unprecedented times”.

Source: Buzzfeed

One thing to come out of the pandemic? Remote jobs. While Covid forced many of us to work from home beginning in March of 2022 for some that change has been permanent. And a great many more want it to be. There are tons of people who absolutely love working from home. I don’t mind having it as an option but personally, I enjoy the structure of returning to an office and the routine that goes with it. But I know from talking to friends that I’m not the majority with that opinion. Well,  a FlexJobs survey dug a little deeper into that.

In fact, they found that 65% of survey respondents want to remain full-time remote workers and shockingly 58% said they would search for a new job if they can’t continue working from home post-pandemic. That’s “make or break” for over half of the respondents. Companies take note. In this market where finding workers can be difficult, you’re going to have to adapt. FlexJobs notes that from January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021, the number of remote job postings in their database increased 12% over 2020.

For this list, “remote job” is defined as a professional-level job that allows employees to work from home either all or part of the time.


  • Drive-By-Celebrations

    especially for college or high school graduates

    drive by celebration

    (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • Baking bread

    which led to a flour shortage

    10 Things Coronavirus Taught Us

    How To Bake Bread – Baking bread, cooking, painting, puzzles, crafts, etc. We are all doing odd things to keep us entertained all year.

  • Tiger King

    64 million households tuned in to season 1WATCH: The Trailer For 'Tiger King 2' Is Out

  • Hand-washing tutorials

    apparently, no one knew how to wash their hands

    Hand Soap

  • Those eerie photos of deserted places

    Disney World, Times Square, Grand Central Station were completely empty!

    GALLERY: Cities That Look Deserted Because Of Coronavirus

    (Photo by David Dee Delgado/Getty Images)

  • Going on silly little walks

    It was the highlight of a lot of people’s day


  • Disinfecting all products and packages

     Scientists later confirmed that this step was unnecessarydisinfect it all

  • Putting things in your window

    teddy bear

    (The Teddy Bears of the Gobelins), are believed to have been introduced last year by a businessman in the neighbourhood of Les Gobelins to foster a sense of community on April 21, 2020 in Paris, France. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has spread to many countries across the world, claiming over 170,000 lives and infecting over 2.4 million people. (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images)

    We did this, so when you walked the neighborhood you could count how many teddy bears you saw.