I got to work at home, by myself, today. It was glorious. I wish I could have had all 5 days of this that I was supposed to have, but I’m grateful for the one.
I hadn’t realized just how badly not having a window in my office was affecting me this year. I almost cried with joy, having sunlight coming in through the window while I worked today. I have such a lovely space at my desk upstairs in our house, but I almost never get to use it anymore.
I stayed off twitter (and more generally, off most of the Internet) today, and it was really good for me. I got a lot more done, and was able to focus better, and that’s saying something, considering that I only got about 2 hours of sleep last night (poor M was a crazy, sobby mess – she’s having nightmares again). I’m not someone who does moderation very well – once I log in to twitter, I feel this intense compulsion to “keep up”, which is not actually possible with such a constant stream of input, so I just keep checking and checking and can’t tune it out, and I don’t think it’s good for me. But I do think the “community” there is good for me – and I’m not sure how to have it both ways, and maybe I can’t, but for now I’m planning to be online less for awhile. A bit of a detox, if you will. I’ll still post my daily photo here and try to comment now and then but I’m going to try to focus on my work, and to remember the things I used to do before I spent all my time scrolling upwards on my phone, like read books and knit and daydream. We’ll see.