work from home amateurs
homeplaceofthefuture daily log 5534
During the pandemic I have learned a lot about how weird my neighbors are and I know for sure they know I'm odd too -- I know my neighbor writes down how often I cut the grass on his calendar, ask me how I know. Boredom comes in many ways and I cut the grass a few times a week because I'M BORED!
In all my years being at home before it was cool, I can personally vouch that I've never waited for the trash cans to empty by standing in my driveway and waiting for the trash man to come. I only do that for the mail!
I could have been a contender
homeplaceofthefuture daily log 5527
For the past 6 months you all have been living and working in the homeplaceofthefuture. Congratulations and welcome to my world for the past 5527 days! While I did predict that we would all work & live in the same place one day, I honestly had no idea that things would escalate that quickly. Jokes and stories have been spun for years about the homeplaceofthefuture and then suddenly we were all here. In a matter of days anybody with a voice online or more than one Twitter follower was giving advice about how to work at home. To be honest it overwhelmed me and I missed my chance to be included.
For the past 6 months I have been busier and more stressed out than ever with my job. My real job that allows me to work from home and provide for my family was suddenly in trouble. In an instant 97% of our book of business was cancelled for the year, my salary was cut significantly and my hours & stress increased – go figure! In this time, I have experienced painful, sometimes crippling physical symptoms including aches & pains and only this past weekend did I realize they were all stress induced. For months now, I thought I was coming down with arthritis, MS and even ALS because the pain in my joints and muscles was so bad. Thankfully I've never been worried about COVID or getting it, but I was getting worried about these pains. It is amazing what stress does to the body, all-encompassing stress in many arenas of life.
For the past 6 months daily, I have thought about what my voice should be in this space. How to get my voice heard and still have some fun was always the goal, but sadly in the end I did nothing. It is how most things go in life you get an idea or an inkling and start and at a certain point you don’t finish – this is how it goes with me at least and I know I’m not the only one. I did what I had to do to survive and get my family & company through this time and as dust is settling on our post COVID world, I'm excited to see the possibilities and start bringing my voice back and hopefully a lot less stress!
homeplaceofthefuture thoughts and comments from the boss