If settling into “the new normal” means being a slacker who doesn’t Get Shit Done, that would be me. Not sure what I’m going to write here, but it’s a start, and a step in the right direction. Granted, I’ve been working remotely Monday-Friday on my full-time job, but when it comes to all of the Coronapocalypse projects I was going to tackle with all of my “extra” time, it’s just not happening. I’m not working out every day, I haven’t learned more than a handful of tap dancing moves, not podcasting, and as you can see from the date of my last post, I’m definitely not updating my website on anything remotely resembling a regular basis.
That hasn’t stopped my planner addiction. My planners look like a nicely decorated sticker books, with nothing written in them, like this one:
Okay, so I just finished decorating that one, but you get the idea. The addiction is still very real, as is my pen fetish. I think I’ve added three or four new sets of pens during the Coronapocalypse. I’m not going to tell you how many new 2020-2021 planners I’ve added to my collection, and how I plan to use them, COVID-19 or not. I should have plenty of time, since it was recently announced that we’re going to be working remotely at least through the end of 2020. Yup, that’s right, four more months of working from home. Not a bad deal, really. I don’t miss commuting an hour and a half each way on the NYC bus and subway system in all kinds of weather during rush hour. This is part of “the new normal” that I actually like. It also gives me some sort of a time frame to work with in terms of planning my life, which is nice. Now it’s time to start getting shit done!
So, enough about what I haven’t done during the shutdown. Let’s look at what I have accomplished since March:
- I gave my first ever work presentation to over 300 people in our offices across the Americas on “How I Spent My Corona Staycation” with humor, and some of the lessons I’ve learned as a WTC area 9/11 survivor.
- I’ve done a number of virtual 5K walks for various causes.
- I’ve actually watched a bunch of stuff I had DVR’d forever ago.
- I’ve managed to maintain my weight within a 5 lb range, and my jeans still fit me.
- I’ve been sending out “songs of the day” to members of my global finance team and a handful of others every day, Monday-Friday since March 18th, and including a new “Happy Song” link in my email signature as well.
- As a result of the above, I have learned a lot about music!
- I’ve mastered some new dance moves and improved on some yoga poses.
- I’ve managed to stay reasonably sane during all of this.
Last, but not least, I’ve managed to keep a healthy (and snarky) sense of humor about things…