The New Normal...

Did anyone else go into the quarantine expecting to journal all of your thoughts and feelings? How many of us did it? If you are like me, you were consistent for the first month or so and then it all got so overwhelming and dreamlike and now I can barely remember what day it is. 

Here are some of my journal entries:

March 17, 2020  Quarentine Day 1. Work from home (WFH) has been implemented. Trying to get my workspace organized, Zoom setup. My goals is to practice self-care. I didn’t go out all day!

March 18, 2020 Quarentine Day 2. WFH. Meetings, meetings, but all done in my pajamas 🙂 I could get use to this. Chaotic events with the state of the world and it’s all so overwhelming. I have to unplug.

March 19, 2020 Quarentine Day 3. WFH. Office chaos. I only left the apartment to check mail and take out the trash. I have already forgotten what day this is.

March 20, 2020 Quarantine Day 4. WFH. It’s the first Friday in quarantine. California and New York are on solid lockdown. 

March 21, 2020 Quarantine Day 5. It’s Saturday. I’m cleaning again. Cleaning, organizing and baking have become my pastimes already.

March 22, 2020 Quarantine Day 6. It’s Sunday and I feel sick. I have a fever of 101.4, mild congestion, but no other symptoms. I’m sure it’s allergies. I’m still cleaning and organizing.

March 23, 2020 Quarantine Day 7. WFH. We have only been doing this a week and it feels like forever. Tomorrow is our corporate meeting and the state of the company. I’m worried.

March 24, 2020 Quarantine Day 8. WFH. Corporate meeting announced paycuts for all. BMW call lines are at capacity. Lucky to still have a job.

March 28, 2020 Quarantine Day 12. Saturday and I ordered groceries to be delivered. Everything is out of stock due to hoarding. Next delivery is not available for 10 more days. This is getting serious.

March 31, 2020 Quarantine Day 15. WFH. Last day of March…What does April hold for us?

April 1, 2020 Quarantine Day 16. WFH, This is not an April Fool’s Day Joke. This is real and we are looking at least another month of this. 

April 3, 2020 Quarantine Day 18. WFH. Is it Friday yet? Yes, but nothing is different and yet everything is different. 

April 6, 2020 Quarantine Day 21 WFH. It’s been a long 3 weeks but at the same time it’s hard to believe we have been in quarantine this long. Moments of sadness, fear and lots of anxiety.

April 9, 2020 Quarantine Day 24 This is Easter weekend. It feels surreal that we are all in the house.

April 15, 2020 Quarantine Day 30 Just now feel like I’m getting in the groove of WFH. More productivity, if only there weren’t so many meetings everyday.


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