Let’s face it: so far, this year has been weird and very stressful. We have been forced to accept a new normal, and while this evolving situation prioritizes our health and safety, it leaves a lot to be desired in terms of collaboration. For members of our community who live alone, or who are far away from family and friends back home, this has been especially difficult, because contact with the research community or colleagues may be the only opportunity we have to socialize with likeminded peers. While we may be separated physically, we still need to find and foster connections, especially for our colleagues embarking on a new adventure in these strange times, such as a PhD or a Master’s program with a digital focus. So take heart, dear readers. All is not lost.