Wow. What weird times we are in. I know we are all adjusting to our new “normal,” so today I thought I would just do a little check in.
Over in my world, things haven’t been too bad. I have had a few days where I have felt a little overwhelmed, but all in all I have been able to create a routine of sorts and that has really helped. I know in the beginning of all of this I had promised some blog posts on topics like these, but I think I honestly just needed to adjust to everything first.
Now, I am feeling ever-more confident and have accepted this new routine and am honestly having many more good days than bad.
John now works from home, which I am sure many of you are either experiencing yourself or having family and/or significant others doing the same. I think that took him a little bit to figure out, but John has been testing various work-from-home methods, which I feel like are serving him well.
For me, work has been interesting. As many of you know, I am a nurse, and for the past 6 months I have been working at an outpatient surgery center. A little over two weeks ago, all elective surgeries were cancelled across the country. As you can imagine, I am now not working much at all. We were given a plan in regards to pay and what the future will hold, but most of it is up the air. Luckily, I have a job that is in high demand during these uncertain times, so the past couple of weeks has been a lot of plan development for my career in this current situation, given the information we do have. Things are still unclear, but I have a lot more clarity than I did a few weeks ago and that is reassuring.
In all honesty, given that I have ICU experience, I would like to be helping in the hospitals. I know I am needed, and I want to help. I have a few things in the works, so we will see what happens.
Otherwise, we have tried to keep life pretty normal. Projects, time together, routines…these are all things that have really helped us and I will absolutely dive into more of that moving forward.
I hope you all know that I am thinking of you and keeping each one of you in my prayers. I know this is hard, but we will get through it and I know everyone keeps saying that, but it is the truth. One day at a time sweet friends.
In the mean time, stay tuned for some positive content and ideas in this space.
Sending you lots of love.