Welcome back for another Weekly Outfit recap! These are my favorite posts to write because I love being able to share my daily thoughts with you all. Especially now that we have so much going on with COVID-19 and everything in the world. It’s a lot and I have a lot of thoughts about this stuff because it’s pretty scary, but I’m hoping for the best. This week I started working from home and am not getting dressed in real clothes as much, so there may be fewer links than normal but I will do my very best to link as many items as possible. Keep on reading to see what I was thinking, wearing, and doing this week!
This Monday was a little bit interesting for me. Instead of going into the city for work today, my boss let me work in the Long Island office which is closer to my house and much safer than having to take public transportation. There was a little bit of uncertainty this morning because I really wasn’t sure what was going to be in store this week. Eventually, we were told that we are officially working from home starting on Tuesday, which was a relief honestly. I had been getting increasingly nervous about having to go out in public and being exposed to this virus. I didn’t want to risk being a carrier and infecting my family and I also didn’t want to risk getting sick. Hopefully moving forward things will start slowing down as more people start working from home! I’m also looking forward to having a little bit more free time too because I won’t have to commute 3 hours a day for a while. It gives me more time to create new content and focus on my blog and any other projects I’m working on. It’s going to be weird, but definitely for the best!
This was my first day working from home this week and it was a little bit slow as we were still figuring things out. What I liked so far about working from home was definitely the flexibility to wake up later, have breakfast, take breaks when I needed to and having better/healthier lunches. I’m sure the longer I do it, the more bored I’ll get but until then it’s nice! Once thing I want to work on for tomorrow is going to be creating a solid schedule to stick to. I think that will help me feel more productive and not get bored. Overall, today was pretty good and I am happy to be home finally and really focus on “social distancing”. I hope you are all doing well this week and able to stay home!
Today is day 3 of working from home and social distancing and things are not so bad as far as productivity goes. One issue I am having is that I’m starting to feel a bit sick. Since about Saturday night I had a very mild sore throat and runny nose in the morning and night. Now today, I woke up and my sore throat was gone but I’m sneezing a TON and having an insane amount of nasal congestion. I had been having allergy issues the last few weeks, so I thought it might just be an enhanced allergy attack so I took some allergy meds. I also took some Tylenol cold & flu to see if that would help first. So far, I think one of them helped with my nasal congestion, because I cannot stop blowing my nose and it seems like my body wants to get everything out. I’m not having any other symptoms (fever, difficulty breathing, etc) yet but I’m taking it day by day. Other than my nose and foggy head, I feel completely fine so it’s just sort of a mystery for me right now. I haven’t left the house in 2 days, and today I actually went outside for the first time since Monday. It was incredible to breathe fresh air even if it was just to take the garbage out. I think tomorrow I will try my best to spend a little bit more time outside to get fresh air. It’s starting to feel very stuffy inside now.
Today, I’m finally feeling a little bit better than yesterday. I’m still incredibly congested, but I don’t feel like I have to blow my nose every 5 minutes at least. It was a little bit gloomy this morning and in combination with feeling sick, I was just exhausted this morning. But after having some breakfast and showering, doing some work, I’m feeling really productive and ready for a good day. The sun came out too which makes it even better! I finished posting some blogs for the rest of March and into April which is amazing. I’m so excited for you to see those upcoming blog posts! They’re so good! Now that I’m finally feeling better, I’m hoping to see Andrew finally and really get back to a normal routine also. Being home hasn’t been too bad because I haven’t really had this kind of alone time is months so it’s really nice to just be able to wake up and stay home. I’m enjoying my social distancing right now, but looking forward to the future and figuring out what our new normal will be!
Finally Friday and I have to tell you it’s been a week. I think I’m finally getting used to and actually enjoying being home from work. I like having the freedom to sleep in a little bit longer, there’s no pressure to be doing something at all times, and I can enjoy some sunshine while I work. Being home this week has actually made me feel more creative and more motivated than ever to work on my goals. It might sound crazy, but for me at least, this chance to stay home feels like a blessing in disguise. It makes me feel like this is my chance to get truly focused and experiment with my content and growing my blog and social media. I am getting back 3 hours of my day now that I don’t have to commute and having that extra time allows me to many more things done. I have the best feeling that this is the universe telling me to get focused and take advantage of this opportunity. We have no idea how long we’ll be in isolation, so I’m making sure to keep focused on work as much as I can and working on growing. I’m feeling really excited!
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