A Day in the Life

Can verify that everything here has happened in some shape or form in the last 3 weeks

My WFH life during COVID-19

7:30 – alarm goes off, work starts at 8am

8:00 – in bed

8:02 – in bed

8:15 – put phone on loud, checks email and Whatsapp

8:17 – get up

8:20 – Breakfast

8:25 – Breakfast

8:35 – Breakfast

8:40 – check emails again

8:50 – stand outside with a cup of coffee and breathe

9:00 – get dressed, make bed, lie down on made bed

9:15 – made it to desk, one hour and fifteen minutes late

9:16 – open work laptop, boot Outlook and Zoom

9:30 – open own MacBook, boot up Spotify, my writing WIP, YouTube, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Netflix and Disney +

9:32 – scroll through Instagram on phone

9:35 – put on a small bit of makeup to take #workfromhome selfie

10:05 – still taking #workfromhome selfies

10:15 – why haven’t they texted me yet

10:31 – first work email comes in – it’s a cc with nothing for me to do

10:33 – change Spotify playlist to ‘All Out 90s’

10:35 – small cry

10:42 – make a cup of coffee, go stand outside again

11:00 – come back inside, look at to-do list, deem everything non-essential

11:07 – change all my ringtones

11:08 – change my iPhone wallpaper

11:09 – Whatsapp from boss to Zoom him

11:15 – actually Zoom my boss

11:15 – 11:21 – my boss tries to unmute himself

11:22 – 11:50 – dictation of an email with 5 different attachments in both Word Format and red-lined PDF

11:51 – leave Zoom meeting, put my head down on desk

12:10 – finally leave desk to make more coffee

12:12 – kettle is boiling, annoy my mother

12:15 – get anxious about idk something

12:19 – journal

12:20 – stop journaling because there’s too much goin on

12:21 – Pinterest

12:50 – Pinterest

13:00 – LUNCH TIME

13:00:01 – phone on silent

13:01 – check my facebook messenger, get anxious

13:02 – 13:18 – choose a #wfh selfie and post to Instagram

13:19 – delete Instagram app off phone

13:20 – boil kettle

13:21 – make tea

13:22 – forget completely about tea, pour some Coke Zero

13:24 – remember I haven’t taken my medication, ask for an apology from the anti-depressant Gods

13:30 – actually clean my face and put on moisturizer

13:45 – stop picking my face and put on more moisturizer

13:50 – realise I’m not hungry

14:00 – stick phone back on loud

14:07 – check up on the news on my phone

14:08 – look up “108 Things To Do During A Pandemic”, get to No 3 before quitting

14:15 – re-download Instagram on terrible 3G and mass DM memes

14:19 – look out the window to see all the delivery drivers drive up and down

14:20 – daydream about the DPD Driver delivering something for me

14:25 – watch the two kids playing hockey suspiciously near my car

14:45 – go back to my desk, open work laptop, check emails (none)

14:53 – go through everyone’s instagram story

15:01 – go through my old photos of Colorado

15:07 – get anxious about not being in Colorado, put phone down

15:15 – generally continue to feel anxious

15:17 – medium cry

15:18 – email from my boss to say he’ll call me in a few minutes

16:18 – no call from boss, put on shoes and actual clothes, go out for walk

16:20 – call from boss to do work

16:22 – walk back to my house and open my laptop

16:28 – make it look like I was actually out on a long long walk when I was interrupted finally Zoom my boss

16:31 – boss realises he doesn’t need me for this task and hangs up

16:32 – go for walk

16:55 – stare off with another walker as to who has to walk on the cycle lane in order to maintain social distancing

16:56 – cave and walk in the cycle lane

17:16 – come home

17:18 – anxiety, large-ish cry

17:29 – check email – 2 emails asking me to do two urgent things

17:30 – shut down laptop (if it wasn’t shut down hours before this)

17:32 – feel guilty and do the two urgent things

17:52 – finally done work, crack a beer, sit outside

17:56 – move indoors as it starts to rain

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