Our “New Normal”

Oh wow its August. Just like that and we are now on our 5th month working from home. Funny how I used to wish for me to have a job where I can work from home and take care of Mason. And look! I am now working from home!! Honestly not the best time for this to happen but this is the new norm now ( I somehow miss our office)

Our new Normal consists of waking up, cooking lunch, watching tv, playing with Mason, Mason’s naptime while I work ( all of these while Bryan is sleeping) late in the afternoon, I’ll have to wake them up and it’s his time to look after Mason while I work. This routine is our weekday schedule but weekend schedule is almost the same except that I dont have any work and I get to sew when Mason is asleep. Everything is repetitive now that I dont really look forward to anything anymore.

There’s too much that is going on outside but we can’t really do anything because of pandemic quarantine guidelines. Everyday that I open my social media accounts, I get devastated with news and this new norm just adds up the tension that I feel. I am sure its just not me who’s getting mentally challenged by this new norm.

Well, I guess I just miss the Old normal when we get excited to go out every weekend, when we can still wear our favorite clothes and socialize with friends and family, when we can eat outside and enjoy the view, when we can still stay out late and not wear any masks or face shields.

Not sure when we’ll have answers to this pandemic but we just have to stick to our new normal now and just hope that at the end of this pandemic we’ll come out stronger both mentally and physically and we’ll never take anything for granted again. 😩

Working from Home

Its been 2 months and we are still on quarantine. I honestly lost track of time and I usually count the months and not the days anymore. I spent my birthday at home with my two lovies and it was just so intimate. Not as what I have planned in mind but you just got to do what you can during this time.

Anyway, two months passed and I am still working from home. I think that its both a curse and a gift at the same time. A gift because I get to work at the comfort of our home, no need to take risks and commute just to go to the office. I feel so relieved and blessed that I am working in a company that is concerned about its employees. I am so very happy and thankful that atleast, i get to keep my work during this difficult time in the midst of the pandemic. I know not everyone is given this kind of chance (I know there has been massive lay offs globally and I am one of the few lucky ones to still be able to work and save money)

Well the curse part is my “momma heart” . Everytime I need to work, I feel a bit of a tinged whenever my son asks to play but I can’t. It also breaks me when I have a meeting and I can’t attend to his needs. At night he always asks if I am done with my work and he likes it when I get to just sit down with him even for a few minutes before I get back to work. I always have this guilt feeling that I am not doing more for him when its my work time. I also feel sorry for my partner (who is also working from home on a graveyard shift) that he needs to wake up at a very awkward time just to look after our son while I work.

I guess your can never really have it all. There will always be pros and cons in anything. My partner keeps me encouraged and tells me to never feel any guilt because this is all just temporary (atleast just until we get back to our “new” normal lives)

What’s your WFH schedule? Do you find it easy to work at home or not?