Many traditional lifestyles were shattered. Perhaps not so much for freelance translators working from home, but many interpreters were certainly caught off guard. Most of us have survived the lockdown spring, but some could adapt to the new reality quicker and less painfully - and some were hit hard. This can't remain a sad but meaningless experience, because life is not returning back to precovidian times. We don't have a choice but to draw lessons from this experience, to adapt and to use it to boost our freelance careers (not an oxymoron!) and profession in general.