Over the past few weeks, life has changed in startling and unexpected ways. We now have new terminology: flatten the curve, social distancing (or my preference: physical distancing). Some of us are getting zoom fatigue. It took me a while to realize it wasn’t the meetings, but the way they were held. Being in multiple in person meetings is much less tiring than the same number of zoom meetings because I don’t get away from my computer.
How is this affecting you and your family? Are you writing it down? If we go back to March 6, which is when I first got an inkling of what might be coming when my work prohibited domestic work travel for the next several months, could you imagine what the world would be like now?
My life has changed in many ways, but not in other ways. I was already working from home 2 days/week, so working from home full-time was not a huge change. I live alone so I don’t have to deal with kids or spouse at home and all those adjustments. I am an introvert so don’t mind time alone, although I am also a social person so do miss getting together with friends. I do miss going to stores and browsing. My 600 square foot condo can be a little confining sometimes, but my beautiful view makes up for it.
I am now walking for enjoyment more than I ever have before and recording via Facebook what I see on those walks.
I now wear masks when I am in public places and around other people (except for walks outside when no one else is around). My mom sent me these masks.
I am starting to catch up on blog posts and working on projects that have been on my to-do list for quite some time. I am spending a lot of time talking to my family on the phone or via FaceTime. I am trying to reach out to others too.
How are you handling this (or not)?