So. Here we are.
There is a limit to what I feel comfortable sharing here with respect to work, but I feel it is safe to note that the high local (South FL) load of COVID-19 virus is impacting my day to day work operations to a significant degree, and I see no end in sight. From a clinical standpoint, it hasn’t been so bad; transitioning to telemedicine was actually much easier than expected. From a program director standpoint (50% of my job), it has been incredibly stressful.
There are constant questions, mini (and maxi) crises, and everything is covered in a layer of uncertainty because NO ONE (definitely including me!) has done this before.
All of that while nothing else has slowed down. My job wasn’t exactly easy street to begin with. And I still have to do all of the things I would have had to otherwise (clinically + otherwise). It is just . . . wearing on me.
ALL this complaining and I am one of the incredibly lucky ones to have reliable in-home childcare throughout. (If I didn’t, I am quite certain I would have had to take a leave of sorts including a step down from my leadership role. Why me and not Josh? $$$). See: Deb Perelman‘s recent NYT Op-Ed, though most of you probably already have!).
PS: I did transition yesterday to an N95 which I was provided while seeing patients on one of our units. Very happy about that.
Well. I have a giant checklist of GME things to work on today. I will be doing it at home, so here’s to a focused day.
OH. We cancelled our Keys trip. (LOOK AT THE RECENT REVIEWS – OMG, I feel like I dodged a bullet). So . . . Staycation it is. (Unless one of our coworkers gets COVID-19 and we have to cover. Or we get COVID-19 and have to lie around miserable for some period of time with no childcare. Because I am just waiting for that shoe to drop.)
One thing, one day at a time. Maybe one hour at a time today.
Workout #45 (Booty)
(Because I know things have been getting a little dark, I am hereby promising some more fun posts on the horizon: Beachbody progress update, wardrobe update, maybe a bullet journal mini-tutorial series . . . any specific requests?)