Over the course of this year, the world shifted – and our lives with it – due to Coronavirus, Covid19 or whatever else the scare-mongering media are calling it these days. This virus has meant our relationships, plans, livelihoods were subjected to changes. The week before everywhere got locked down, I went to work (I work weekends as an admin officer) and everything was pretty normal – aside from the fact nobody knew where our jobs stood (and the fact that every surface, every person was sanitised within an inch of their lives!). Then, the U.K. locked up and I was furloughed, which went on for a few months.
Just as I got used to the new routine (which consisted of reading, government endorsed walking and watching a lot of Disney+), work got in touch that I’d be able to do my job from home. Except, where I cancelled plans due to being in work on weekends, I now had full time hours and weekends to spare (though no sweaty, though reasonably priced, bars to spend them in) – plus the contract would last until September.
As of Friday, I’ve worked in my job – or at least in my new, full-time hours – for two weeks. At first, it was weird – I won’t lie. I was so used to my new routine that having to adjust to doing my job again felt odd. I had a few moments when I thought to myself I absolutely can’t do this job!!! Of course, a few pep talks (with my family, and myself) and a few training sessions later, I definitely feel better than I did at the start.
Working from home is weird to adjust to but I have to be thankful that I have the opportunity to do so – as the current climate hasn’t exactly been kind where jobs are concerned. I’m working, learning as I go and loving having something other than watching TV/movies to do.
When I’m not working from home, I’m rewatching Disney shows and reading (currently making my way through Meddling Kids, which I’ll be sure to post a review of when I’m finished).
Are any of you working from home? How are you finding it? I’d love to chat in the comments 😊.
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