How is everyone doing so far in this lockdown period?
It’s been 4 days, including today, for me and working from home was shit. It’s difficult to rally everyone when half your team has children, one relies on a mobile data connection for work, and a couple of others are more interested in their own agendas than the team as a whole. I’m not saying it’s bad. It is just easier when you see one another at the office.
Anything can happen at home and you can’t tell what they’re up to. Again, I’m not saying it’s bad. Everyone has a story to tell and if you’re not the narrator, you won’t know.
But I’m not here to judge anyone. The two-week lockdown period and Movement Control Order have everyone’s knickers in a knot.
It is a drastic change from socialising for some; meeting clients during the day; doing the grocery shopping; fetching the kids from school, tuition and piano classes, tuition to permanently staying put at home and only venturing out for food.
Those who still have to drive to work even need an official company letter stating that they are required to clock in. Police roadblocks were set up at certain checkpoints and I’ve heard hearsay that the army will be deployed tomorrow.
I understand life is tougher now, but if the government is going to great lengths to make sure we are safe, then people, I wish you could just listen to instructions for once! Since the death toll has risen to 4. Ladies and gentlemen, we certainly don’t need anymore!
So, what have I done to occupy myself besides my work? Being at home gives me the perfect opportunity to catch up on my reading. Although I have been smart enough to read short novels first so I can stay ahead of my 2020 Goodreads Reading Challenge (I plan to read 40 books this year).
- The Red Letter by Kate Riordan*
- Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
- Death and Other Holidays by Marci Vogel*
- Google It by Anna Crowley Redding
- Unfuck Yourself by Gary John Bishop*
- Difficult Conversations by Douglas Stone
- Lost and Found by Danielle Steel
- The Captain and the Glory by Dave Eggers
- Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
- The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker*
- The Little Book of Being Brilliant by Andy Cope*
- Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
- If You Want to Make God Laugh by Bianca Marais
- Healing Touch by Brenda Rothert*
- My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing
Interested in having a go at the books above? Click on the titles to find out more about what they are all about! The ones with the asterisk (*) are books I’d recommend because they were great. Don’t let the gloomy days get you down. Reading is a great way to escape the humdrum of reality and it lets you travel without ever having to leave your home.