In today’s Dog Days episode, Fandango asks about our daily routine. Welp, I do vaguely remember something resembling a routine pre-Covid-19.
Weekdays I got up around 6am, took a shower, got dressed, took care of cat things, read online stuff over tea, and drove to work around 8:15. Sometimes I had time to compose a blog post first. I bought a coffee in our cafe, then headed up to my office. Had lunch between 12-1, when I read blogs and began a post, sometimes finishing it later. Home by 6:30, changed into comfy clothes, ate a little dinner, read/wrote, did stuff for my second job. Bed by 11 or so. Weekends I spent doing chores and participating in friend events. Tried to work on my novel…
Now? Psssh. I don’t go to work every day (though I did last week), and when I do, I set my own schedule, usually wandering in late morning and leaving mid-afternoon. I do chores (cleaning, grocery shopping) during the week mostly. Friend events are over Zoom and I don’t love that format, so I skip many. I have been working on my novel more often, but there are plenty of days I don’t. I’ve gone weeks without touching it, when it should have been finished by now. My bedtime varies from 11-2am. I can sleep later, but I don’t usually.
Like many people have said, my sense of time has been distorted by the lockdown. I feel this has been going on forever and I’m effing sick of it. On the other hand, it also feels like the days pass so fast I can’t get anything accomplished. Why haven’t I done so much more? Exercised more? Idk. I feel unproductive and useless without a set work routine… I guess it’s good preparation for retirement. Meh.
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