These past few months have been interesting, to say the least. What started out as a minor adjustment (working from home instead of the office) turned into an anxiety-inducing pandemic (masks, social distancing, stay-at-home orders), and now feels like a weird kind of new normal.
In the beginning–ignoring the worry part–it wasn’t too bad. No more commuting. I could work in my pajamas all day and no one would know (not that I did). And suddenly my neighborhood actually seemed to be populated with people (keeping their distance, of course). Sure, I had to cut my own hair periodically and Amazon 2-day shipping turned into 2-week shipping for the items that were actually in stock, but the local bakery and Chinese restaurant remained open for takeaway orders, so I could continue to get treats while feeling good about helping a small business stay in business. Continue reading