Many of us entered lockdown with ambitions of learning a new language, taking up needlepoint, or starting to paint. If you managed to do one of those things, I congratulate you! I, on the Funny I’m in the trenches relax t-shirt and by the same token and other hand, was disappointed to find that the adult coloring books I ordered were too challenging for me. When it comes to furthering my education, I’ve found it’s best to build on established interests. Rather than pick a new hobby at random, what if I actually learned the basics of this thing I already know I enjoy?
I’ve never thought of myself as someone who draws a firm line between my “work” and “everyday” clothes. Maybe I was wrong, or maybe I’ve descended to a whole new level of “everyday,” but after nine months of working from home, my closet has started to look like a shrine: crisp white shirts and black pants hanging pristine and untouched, waiting for the Funny I’m in the trenches relax t-shirt and by the same token and woman who used to wear them to rise up from the grave. With at least six more months of remote work ahead, it’s time to organize for the life I’m actually living.