The last few weeks have been a bit crazy. Life feels like the line in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, “my life got flipped turned upside down.”
I assume most people are feeling similar as we try to navigate a pandemic.
I’ve been working from home for about three weeks now. It’s not difficult, but I’ve struggled to find a new routine. I want to run before work; instead, I keep drinking coffee. I’ve done a few runches (run lunches), but it’s getting a bit too warm. So 5 am it is!
The hardest adjustment for me is reading. I used to read on my commute. Now my commute is the couch to the office, maybe 15-20 feet. Not really built for reading. I keep trying to read before work, at lunch, and after work. It’s been hard getting into it, though. I’m struggling with concentration. I am going to keep trying because I do want to read! Maybe I need to switch to fiction for the time being—something I don’t need to think about.
Our dog is also having a hard time adjusting. She loves having me around but hates that I’m in the office. She wants my attention, so she yells at me. She tries to climb in my lap. She’s not doing her normal sleep for two hours, go outside, repeat all day. After about three weeks, she is starting to do better at sleeping on the office floor. Although every time I move, she gets up and follows me. Hence her name, Shadow.
With no sports, we’ve had time to catch up with some TV shows and movies on our DVR. I liked the new old Jumanji. I thought it was funny, entertaining, and didn’t require me to think. Venom was ok, definitely set up for a sequel(s).