Frequently Asked Question: How Are Things in Your World?
It’s the first Wednesday of the month, so it must be time for a question from the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. The complete question is:
The IWSG’s focus is on our writers. Each month, from all over the globe, we are a united group sharing our insecurities, our troubles, and our pain. So, in this time when our world is in crisis with the covid-19 pandemic, our optional question this month is: how are things in your world?
Well, I’ll tell you. Seeing the announcement yesterday that the shelter-in-place has been extended through the end of April for my region and my company was hard. I’m an introvert, to be sure, but this is starting to wear on me. I am accustomed to deciding how much time I spend at home. I like going to see friends, sharing a meal, and hearing live music. It’s tough to do these things via Zoom or Skype, although it helps a little. Working at home means there’s no real delineation between home stuff and office stuff.
I’m grateful to have a job that allows me to work remotely. I’m keenly aware that the shelter-in-place is the right thing to do. However, I’m having to work awfully hard to find things that make me smile.
So now you know.