I don’t know about anyone else, but for me, even though I am working from home, time is all over the place. I am often checking the date and the day of the week. If I don’t have meetings on that particular day, I have no clue as to what day it is. It feels really surreal.
Pre-Corona Quarantine, I was on my computer a lot–working on work, working on the classes I am taking, using my computer as an escape by playing World of Warcraft. Thinking about it, it seemed like my life revolved around my computer. I have actually been enjoying taking the time away from the screen as much as possible. To be honest, it has been really nice.
So, if I am not on my computer all of the time, what exactly am I doing?
- I am taking the time to evaluate and work on myself. As a middle school teacher, the time in the summer (especially since I usually work summer school) is not enough time to do some of work essential to the growth and healing process. Being at home is allowing me to do that work and still work with my students from home.
- I have been working on my building my relationship with God and really looking for the good amidst all of the things that are going on. (Aside from my personal studying, one of the bonuses of having services moved online is that I can experience different denominations and churches.)
- Crocheting! I am still working on the llama and it is coming along nicely. I am taking a break from the blanket for now. As I crochet, I am realizing that I really prefer making animals and such to making blankets. It’s not that I cannot make blankets, I have made them–I just have a preference. I am not sure why, and for now I’m not going to worry about it. I am just taking the time to do what I enjoy.
- Reading–for fun even! I enjoy reading, particularly getting to go to different times, spaces, and places–real or imaginary. (Suggestions welcome, by the way!)
- I have been working with different recipes that I have been wanting to try and such since I do not have to be bound to the time restraints of having to leave the house for work. (Once again, suggestions welcome!)
- I have no ability to predict when I will be going back into the classroom, but I am working on bringing together materials and such so when we all come together, I will be at my best.