Sunday Check In

I’m not going to lie, piglets, this week was probably the roughest yet. This was the week that tempers frayed, that the tension between old and new work challenges clashed, that the reduced paycheck landed. Thank goodness for the latter, but a grim sort of victory as it compels one to think of colleagues on furlough and how grateful we all are to have a job and something of a social safety net. I also heard from friends and loved ones who are staring down the barrel of unemployment.

Conversation after conversation has the same theme: any sense of adventure is more or less gone, we’re now in the slog, and some of that slog is increasingly scary. The stores are no longer completely bare but we’re still shopping strategically.

This week finally broke me a bit, when it comes to news. My work days have been labor-intensive still so any news breaking through to me is usually related to organizations or clients we work with or industry effects that are rippling outward. When I’d log off from my professional life and into my personal one, the sheer inanity vexed me and I’d log straight back off again. When I saw there was “a conversation” about whether or not people should inject or ingest disinfectants to kill COVID-19, in response to the daily bullshittery of the DC pressers, I nearly threw my laptop across the room. I wisely decided to focus on catching up on podcasts or books instead.

In short, I’m a bit glum. And so to counter the despondency, I’ve scheduled some premium friend time throughout this weekend and upcoming week. Calls and impromptu virtual book clubs, all the better to share and laugh, my dears.

What are you over this past week, what are you doing to care for yourself and other this coming one?

4 thoughts on “Sunday Check In”

  1. Sorry to hear it was a rough week. 😦 I hope this week is a better one!

    I’ve been limiting my news consumption to once per day, partly through choice and partly because I’ve just been so busy with other stuff. I’ve also cut down on social media — a close family member has been posting fake news and COVID conspiracy theories…. and ugh, I just can’t deal! Choosing podcasts or books instead is a wise decision.

  2. It certainly adds up. Having lying political “leaders” is very frightening these days.

    Fresh flowers all the time. Tea. Lots of movies on TV. Lots of sleep and naps. Yesterday long phone conversations with two very dear pals living far away — one who’s 27 and having a very hard time these days and with my college BFF with whom we have many shared decades.

    Let’s Skype soon!

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