So lately I have been struggling on my working from home days. I think it’s because my work has really ramped up and . . . my kids are distracting.
At the same time, I feel (yep) guilty about leaving them all day. This means our nanny has to manage school all on her own ( <– though this will be a moot point soon since there are 3 academic days left in our school year). It means G will probably get a lot of screen time while C gets school help.
On the plus side for staying home, it has been nice to save my commuting time (about 25 min each way) and to take walks during some conference calls. I could theoretically do that at work too but the streets surrounding the hospital don’t feel entirely safe.
There’s also the infection risk question – why work in a relatively crowded workspace and add to the “shared human space” burden on a daily basis when one doesn’t have to? (Not talking about days I am physically seeing patients or even doing telemed with a resident, but my non-clinical days.)
I’m torn. But I’m also behind.
PS: I thought the news was upsetting before but now we have reached new heights. OMG it’s to hard to watch/read. The conspiracy theorists. The hatred. The politics. The recent tragedies — along with millions of others, I cried listening to footage of George Floyd. In a way, I want to remain informed because it feels responsible, but I also feel that for my own mental health . . . I need to mostly stay away.
POLL: Where would you work?
I’m curious to a) test out this poll feature and b) see what others would do in my situation!
Also, it’s Friday. This felt like the longest short week ever.
(Sort of shocked that I will have a 3rd grader next year. That sounds . . . old!)