While we all have been staying at home, many of us have found time to do things we did not have the time to do before–though I suspect we had the time, we probably wanted to use in on something else. One of my co-workers is learning how to juggle. Another is reorganizing his whole house. Some are even learning to play guitar.
I haven’t done anything amazing like the above, but as I have already written about, I have managed to knock a number of things off the “to do” list and found time to investigate more future hobbies. (see my hobby blog for that). The funny thing is not what I have done, but what I haven’t done.
Today, I noticed that the Saturday crossword in the comics pages of the woefully small newspaper. It’s Sunday and there isn’t a mark on it. It used to be that it was a priority for me. Reading was also a priority. I’ve still got the book I brought back from Colombia unfinished. That is really unlike me. I also haven’t watched a lot of TV or movies.
Then it hit me. I chose to prioritize many of those things because they didn’t require a lot of physical energy. The commute to and from work used to really wear me out. I was up early and getting home late. I needed to save my energy for bike rides when warm and snow shoveling in winter. Now, I seem to have much more energy to tackle home projects and consider tackling even bigger ones.
Maybe I need to work from home forever……