I think it's the blank space out there...
the short jaunts back to the same place.
the abandoned streets and no traffic
I don't know about everybody else here, but it is finally starting to get to me.
At first I thought: this can't really be that big of a problem. you just sit at home or in an empty office, shuffle around with some 'work' and then wait for the light at the end of the tunnel.
what the HEY is going on??
I can definitely see how those who have a minimum of human interaction must be totally losing it at this point...
Oh yes, I SEO, I write blogs, I check a few websites of 'significance', I may even move ahead with some things that are quite stuck right now.
I started sketching again. Something I haven't done (without reimbursement) since college days.
It is still difficult because it forces me to create without a client or objective. Just to do it.
Just Do It.
Nike had something going there.
I think a lot of empty unfilled time slots can either be wasted or you can do something (I hate to say this phrase...) "out of the box?"
When was the last time you just started spitballing ideas for things that you weren't even asked to consider or think about??
You could rethink your entire career or try to plan for the next week, month, etc.
Planning ahead drives me crazy and at this time, in this situation, planning seems like almost a waste because who knows HOW this whole thing is going to pan out.
Planning ahead means making assumptions.
You can plan as normal, assuming that things will be exactly as they were two months ago.
Or you can work out hundreds of outcomes and plan for each case.
This, to me, seems like a complete waste of effort.
If you are cerebral, maybe you should work with your hands.
If you are hands-on, maybe you should start pondering...
I just start each day as normal and after a few hours realize things are really not changing.
I AM IN THE TWILIGHT ZONE!!!
WE ARE ALL IN THE TWILIGHT ZONE!!!
I am binge eating two scoops of highly salted potato chips (you know: Classic Lays)-- followed by a couple of scoops of Haagen Dazs, I cross out huge chunks of empty days on my real calendar (more effective to see what has gone by than a digital deletion).
I run around with shirt and tie, but no slacks, I need a haircut...
I want to go back to the old 'normal'. I miss movies and dinners, hand shakes, milk shakes, seeing people having fun together, buying lotto tickets, not having to wear masks, etc.
Things don't seem 'real' out there.
It takes me half the time to drive to the office and back. Absolutely no traffic and no slow downs even during 'rush hour'.
Rush hour through downtown Orlando looks like the acts of a lunatic minority speeding around frantically to exactly whence they came. WHAAA???
The emails are sparse, the texts are between friends more than clients, the memes are getting tiring.
What to do, what to do?
And if I DO something that was on a list for the last few years and finish it, THEN what???
OK, I am looking for some answers here!!
The news is repetitive, I am tired of watching TV from 5 til 11.
One COULD be helpful to others.
We delivered some TP and paper towels to an elderly neighbor around the corner.
Seeing a smile and a light in her eyes was probably enough.
Enough to keep me going.
Maybe enough to keep us all going.
Think 'beyond your box' and see what might be done to help others less fortunate.
Having time on your hands is a terrible thing to waste...
not knowing what a simple two day or two-week future will bring is mind-numbing