Like many folks, 2020 was a trying time for me because of the pandemic. I’ve stepped back and now realize everything I have to be thankful for personally and professionally. There were a few low points during the height of the pandemic, mind you.
Like a lot of people, I’m ready for this dreadful year to end. I was really feeling fried during my last week or so of work. Throughout the pandemic from almost day 1, I’ve been keeping a list of things that have been bringing me a wee bit of joy during the lonely and frustrating times of this crisis. Here they are in no particular order:
I seem to spend so many of my waking days in Microsoft Office. When I get the chance, I like to switch it up and use another application for writing. After spending the last year using Dropbox Paper to write blog posts, I switched over to Google Docs and I’m finding out I like it.
I slept in too late on Sunday morning. Then I went onto have a very productive day. That all came back to bite me in the a** when I could barely sleep last night. Happy Monday to me! So I was dragging most of the day.
Here are some highlights from my last few days:
I’ve been able to help my elderly mother at a distance. Thanks to Amazon I could score her toilet paper, paper towels, and surgical masks.
I’m looking forward to taking a long weekend for Memorial Day. This is a short work week for me. Next week is an even shorter workweek for me. While it sucks to not being able to go to the pool, I’m looking forward to taking a break.
I worked on a big presentation for work along with other members of my team that takes place this week.
I worked on some upcoming TechTarget articles due over the next two weeks.
My only focus right now is to work through the week so I can cool my jets for a few days. I hope to catch up on my personal and professional reading while maybe binge-watching the latest season of West World.
All the extra time the coronavirus pandemic is affording me is pushing me to write for myself more. Between my day job and writing for TechTarget, personal writing is the first thing I push aside. I have an ever-growing list of post ideas but rarely have the time to follow through.