It’s hard to believe we have been in this new way of working for over a year now. I’ll never forget the sheer shock to my system learning to juggle work and homeschooling (which is not my forte). Although mind numbing at first, I feel like we settled into a new routine that has now become somewhat satisfying.
It is no secret that 2020 has been…. well let’s just say, a unique year. For most, we have reluctantly adjusted to our new, temporary work from home (school from home) model. And for us moms in the room we have been juggling all the things.
Back to "normal"? Nope, not so fast! I'm not sure our expectations of "normal" will ever be the same after the things we have experienced over the last few months. If you'd told me in December when I was setting my 2020 goals that a virus would change our world, I would've called you crazy! But the truth is, it has changed everything. If you look around, you will see that life as we know it has changed both in our personal and professional worlds.
We’re officially months into this COVID-19 pandemic. If you are anything like me, this time has brought highs and lows with it. I’m no stranger to working from home, but suddenly I found myself working full- time from home and keeping my two kids’ here too. If you are currently doing this or know someone who is, you know it’s just not possible. I like to say it’s a lot like brushing your teeth while eating Oreos.
I’m writing this in hopes of finding some solidarity. I can't be the only one suffering from Chronic Mommin' Syndrome (CMS). If you haven't heard about it, don't worry-- I made that up.
I'm finally engaged!
I'm sure reading that gave you pause, huh? Well, it's true! After a couple of weeks on the struggle bus trying to juggle work, kids, online school, navigating ways to find groceries, etc., I realized that I'm finally engaged… at work, that is.
I've never been one to mince words. Don't believe me, just ask my co-workers. I'm sure many of you can relate, as recently I've been "relocated" and have taken on additional duties. Now I'm not only the VP of Strategic and Global Accounts for Smarter Systems, but I'm a daycare teacher for a 3-year-old and teaching my 9-year-old Singapore math (say what??). Y'all this season is hard!
5 Things I've Learned while Working from Home
Last week I sent an update to some of my clients. It resonated. Why? (You sound like my 3-year-old) Because it was raw and real. We are all in this together and facing all the same challenges. It read a little something like this: