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Enduring the Pandemic Life


January. February. March. These months flew by, with me hard at work on surpassing 2020 goals. Then BAM! a pandemic struck and suddenly I had a new bestie (aka my bright red couch) and access to a friend’s aunt’s Netflix login and another friend’s Hulu login, plus the Parentals’ Xfinity account.

Whew. How does anyone accomplish anything with so many show options? And so many crazy, I don’t know why I’ve just spent 8 hours watching this show, shows to choose from? It became a new obsession that I quickly (38 days later) put a halt to, and currently (as of yesterday), only allow myself to watch shows on the weekend (so far, I’m going strong!).

Oh, did you hear? As of May 1, Texas professional home organizers were allowed to return to work. Yippee! At the time, my mom and I were anxiously (eagerly?) awaiting CoVid-19 test results (she had all the symptoms; I had zero symptoms, BUT we had just seen each other for the first time in almost 4 weeks and 3 days later she develops a fever and coughing and no energy. Did I just infect my mother? It turns out…no. No, I did not.).

Anyways, life is somewhat returning to normal for me here in Houston. And by normal, I just mean that I’m visiting grocery stores and now working. A little. It feels amazing. Mentally, physically, fantastic. There’s pure joy in experiencing a productive day. Lots of people are in the process of moving, so the jobs have consisted of decluttering, packing, and unpacking. What makes these jobs so much more fun? It’s 2-5 organizers at each one (real friends are so better than couch friends).

We've offered to wear masks at each job, yet, every client has said not to bother with a mask. We've attempted to keep 6 feet apart, but I’ll be honest, it’s difficult. Gloves? Psssha, nope. But I have been washing my hands more often during the day (woot, woot). And no hugging! Unless the client is a hugger, then of course, we hug.

In conclusion, it’s been an interesting transition from work-work-work, to absolutely no work (and filling 912 (>endless<) hours of my life with babysitting nephews, taking hour (2 hour? sometimes 3 hour?) long walks, listening to never-ending Zoom speakers, and hanging with my new bestie, Red) to now building back up my business and delighting in every minute of it.

Hope you’ve stayed safe during this pandemic and that you are thriving in your newly developed habits and (hopefully organized) environments.

SFK

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