My mood has shifted this week. As frustrating as it is, it hasn’t come as a surprise: we’ve been in lockdown for almost a month now and it couldn’t all be sunshine and rainbows forever. It felt easy at first – I’m used to working from home, we don’t have kids to entertain all day or to homeschool, and our pup is pretty low maintenance. Without my job at the coffee shop, I eased into a routine very quickly and, yes — I felt surprisingly motivated. I started mapping my days out with to-do lists, took a few webinars and focused quite a lot on Little Fictions; treated myself to a nice pair of headphones to make sharing the office space with Matt more manageable; and made a point of taking Oscar on a good walk every day to get away from computers and phone screens, and to enjoy the glorious weather we’ve been having.
It felt really exciting spending so much time thinking about my business, tweaking my website and learning more about online marketing… but without actual work to do, events to shoot and photos to edit, there was only going to be so much I could do before losing momentum.
And it’s fine, it’s absolutely fine! Life isn’t a flat, straight line. There’s a time to get on with things and a time to do whatever brings you peace and joy – and they’re all a bit muddled up together at the moment, which is a little confusing. It’s no longer weekdays vs weekend, or workplace vs home. It’s everything all at once.