If you’ve read my blog before, you know that I love my routines and schedules, but things are changing with the current world situation. And I admit, I’m having some difficulty adjusting.
Like so many others, I am now working from home. This is new for me. I’ve never done it before (however, I will say I’m thankful to my company for allowing me and my co-workers to do this).
I know a lot of people who love it, staying home, never venturing far from their house. Until now, I hadn’t been one of them. I’m so used to keeping my writing life and the day job separate. That routine, you know? Write in the mornings before work. I’ve done it for years. Now? That has changed.
I miss my co-workers. I miss the camaraderie (I’m so fortunate that I work with a great group of people).
BUT…the advantages of staying home are many. I could sleep in a little (but I’m not…I don’t want to change that routine—too hard to get back into it). I could sit in my pajamas all day, if I want to. (I don’t do that either, but I will admit that leggings and a T-shirt are much more comfortable than dressing up! And I get to wear my slippers! No high heels for the time being!). I get to spend more time with my DH. Now, for some, I know, that wouldn’t be a good thing, but for me, it is. My DH, no matter the circumstances, can always make me laugh. Sometimes, even when I don’t feel like it.
My dogs are loving having me home. That means they get extra snuggles.
So I am, along with many others, adjusting, learning something new and different.
Keep your spirits up, gentle readers. Take it a little slower…stop and smell the roses, so to speak. Spend time (at a safe distance, of course) with those you love. Read a good book. Watch a few good movies (I recommend comedies because laughter is the best medicine). Most importantly, stay safe!
And remember to spread kindness wherever you go. It’s needed now more than ever!