Quick life update

girl-983969_1920Things have been pretty quiet lately with the current Covid-19 situation. I’m one of the lucky ones who is still able to work. Local regulations still allow for small offices under 10 people to operate as long as we’re social distancing. I’m grateful for the routine of work, it helps keep me grounded. I know many who have lost their jobs.

Other than going to work and the grocery store, I’ve been staying at home. As an introvert, this doesn’t bother me too much. The challenge comes when my extroverted roommate is also at home, which is all the time. It’s been a period of learning. Some days we’ll chat after work and eat supper together. Other nights I hole up in my room, shut the door, and put in headphones. Spending time alone working on hobbies or reading a book is an essential part of my day.

With gyms and dance studios closed, I’ve had to be more creative. Sometimes I do a strength workout with my limited fitness equipment. Other days I’ll dance to salsa to burn off stress. Or if I don’t have enough time for a full-length session, I’ll go for a short walk around the nearby pond. I’ve also been finding solace in indoor gardening. Since I live in a condo, I don’t have the benefit of an outdoor plot. But tending to my small collection of plants gives me peace of mind.

I hope you’re all doing as well as possible and that you’re staying safe. How have you been doing?

16 thoughts on “Quick life update

  1. VTNessa says:

    My son, husband, and myself are all introverts, so weathering it fairly well though it will be nice to have more alone time again when this is over. πŸ™‚ Thankful for teachers and school employees who have had to completely rework how they teach, and the cafeteria workers and bus drivers who are making sure that each (previous) school day provides enough meals for each student along each bus route to have breakfast and lunch if they choose to meet the bus to get them. ❀ Our county's school administrator used to be in the military and as such went into strategic planning mode immediately and has done a phenomenal job of providing care, food, and work for our county's students! Huge blessing to see all the great people pulling together to make the best of it in our area! πŸ˜€

    Glad you are finding alternate ways of burning off energy and that you still get to have a bit of your previous routine.

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  2. Salvageable says:

    Until this week, I was paid to work at home. This week my superiors decided that I should go back to the library, answer the phone, and process the archives. Most of the day I’m alone in a big room–very quiet and peaceful, even more so than working at home. So, yes, I feel blessed to be employed and paid, and it’s good to be back in the office again, even alone. J.

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  3. Greg Dennison says:

    I’m a social introvert. This has been a complete nightmare. My life went from one extreme to the other way too fast for me to process. I’m still working from home, fortunately, but my job is not one that translates well to working from home. The last 15 months have already been mostly one long nightmare, I was really looking forward to enjoying this spring and summer so that life could start to get enjoyable again, and now all that is gone. I really hate this. This sounds terrible, but sometimes I feel like life isn’t worth living like this.

    Sorry… but you did ask how we were doing.

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    • Ally says:

      I’m so sorry life is a struggle for you right now. I was also looking forward to a number of things this spring/summer but they’ve all been cancelled. Do you have people you can connect with via phone or online? I know it’s not the same, but it can help a little. Take care and keep hanging in there, I’m hoping things can get back to relative normalcy as soon as possible.

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  4. sneezypb says:

    I am doing okay. Interacting with friends only through social media is fine on my side. My wife is an extrovert, so it is driving her crazy. It is also triggering all of her anxiety issues. I, instead, focus on prevention. Analyzing vectors and developing mitigation responses to minimize the risk they pose. Basically, taking my professional IT skillset to a different context.

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  5. Anita Bowden says:

    I think staying home during this pandemic has been much easier on introverts. πŸ™‚ Of course, chances are that most of us (introverts) are living with an extrovert, and that is frequently a challenge, because now, more than ever, they have a heightened need to be more social. πŸ™‚ Wishing you well, and please continue to stay safe. ❀

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    • Ally says:

      Thank you for the comment. It’s certainly a challenge, as extroverts need social time and sometimes their only connection is an introvert πŸ˜‰ Hope you are doing well and stay safe too!

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