When I recently set out to learn more about high school athletic funding and how COVID-19 might affect prep sports moving forward, one person I checked in with was South Kitsap boys basketball coach Brian Cox. 

Since I’m not totally wise in the world of money and finances, I figured Cox could provide valuable assistance. He’s a partner at Pacific Asset Management in Gig Harbor and serves as an investment advisor. 

“I deal with folks’ money every day. We manage their retirement assets,” Cox said. “It’s kind of all about making adjustments.” 

That’s really a keyword here: adjustments. We’ve all been making them since the pandemic started. Adjusting how we work, how our kids learn, how we shop, how we play, how we socialize. Little about our lives feels normal and it’s likely to continue that way for a while.