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Quarantine Bae

quarantine quarantine bae social distancing Apr 27, 2020

I don’t know how ya’ll are feeling about this “quarantine life”, but I’m about it, in a major way. I mean, don’t get it twisted. Being at home with 2 kids 24-7 for all the last 2 months has definitely come with its challenges, but when I weigh the pros and cons, I’m not mad at all. 

I was already practicing social distancing way before this thing even hit, so I was relieved to know I no longer had to make excuses as to why I can’t be here or there. I’m naturally a homebody. I go out, but when I do it’s because it’s for work, networking, someone’s birthday or out of sheer obligation to someone or something. But trust that I would much rather be at home. So, thank you, COVID-19 for giving me the opportunity to do just that.

What sucks about this (and sucks in a good way) is that work has definitely not slowed down for me yet. I envy all the people binge watching Netflix – not that there’s anything on there I’d really want to see, but just the idea of having the option to do so makes me a little jelly. And those folks who have had time to exercise, do yoga, spend quality time with their families, and get to know themselves better…ugh I hate them. LOL I kid, well sorta. Just mad my quarantine life wasn’t set up like that. But I am super grateful that I am still very much in business. 

Interestingly enough, my work has changed inasmuch as the matters I’ve been taking on lately.  I’d made the transition to business and trademark law and got rid of a number of my entertainment clients and refused to take on new ones for a little over a year. I was literally in the process of having my website revamped to remove all copy related to entertainment law when all these paying entertainment clients just kept calling me up. Since I wasn’t sure how COVID was going to affect my business, I figured now was not the time for me to be turning away paying clients, so I haven’t been and it’s actually been pretty cool. 

Maybe I missed this work. Maybe I missed the client interaction. Or maybe because we’re quarantined, I live for some engagement with adults. Even my poor kids live for my zoom calls. As soon as they realize that’s what I’m doing – here they come, smiling, waving, all attentive… They’re not even that friendly in real life. Well Preston is, Mahogany, forget about it. 

This has been an interesting time for her. She’s only 2, so she has no idea what’s going on (well neither do the rest of us really), but she has been taking it very hard. I had no idea she even liked school until now. Every day (still) she wakes up every morning trying to get dressed and go to school or her dance class. Poor baby. I’ve never known her to be so excited to go to my office. It’s our great escape. Mine more than hers, because usually that’s how I get away. It’s a sad, sad, day when you’re going to work just so you can have some peace of mind. 

My office was my second quarantine spot. Everyone else has been quarantining at home, so I pretty much had the building to myself. I think I spent more time at my office in the past 2 months than I have all year. At first, I was pissed that WeWork wasn’t providing us with any type of relief and then I was like fuck it, I’ll just make the most of it. I’m super pissed now that they opened Georgia back up because I most certainly will not be in there now. I’ll deal with them later. 

I get mixed reviews from people on how this entire experience has been for them. It’s definitely been an adjustment and I’m not certain I’m used to the new normal yet, but I am grateful to be in good health, have my babies by my side, and still be generating revenue.

Stay safe, and remember: this too shall pass. 

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