Good morning everyone! Yesterday was the 5th full day of quarantine, and the 3rd full day of me missing work. Boy, let me tell you it was an emotional roller coaster, that’s for sure. Lots and lots of things going on, and I am kind of over it.
Yesterday morning I found out that my boss is extremely upset that I am quarantined. As in he is saying that I should just come in to work anyway. This is very discouraging, and it is going to make it very awkward when I do get to go back. Honestly, this makes me want to look for a new job. It is so very frustrating that my employer doesn’t want to honor the North Dakota Department of Health’s wishes. Because of this, I feel like I’m being led to believe that I’m a bad employee or something. Which couldn’t be further from the truth. With the exception of being quarantined I show up every day, I do my job, and I do my job well. Which is a lot more than I can say for some of the other employees. I can feel them talking about me, and judging from afar – office gossip.
I also feel like I’m being put in the position of choosing between my job and the health of our family. Not to mention, if I did have it and were to pass it along to anyone in the office or in the shop that would be catastrophic. Since we are such a small company – can you imagine if EVERYONE had to quarantine? Another huge concern of mine is if my boss actually gets it. He is an older gentleman, and his immune system is not as strong as he likes to believe.
What am I to do here? Any suggestions?
Aside from all of my worry, I do have to say that it is nice to not have to worry about going to work. This is the longest time I have ever gone without working while just staying at home. I have been working consistently since I was 15. So maybe after this quarantine is over, I will feel a bit refreshed? I am sure hoping so.
One thing I did was log into my Upwork account for the first time in a while. (All of my contracts have ended) I was very pleased to see that my last contract left me a five star review. After seeing that, I felt a bit better. I started going through available freelance positions and have only applied to one so far. I want to be picky about what I apply to. They charge for “connects” now. Not just that, but I want to make sure I’m applying to something that actually interests me, and matches my skill set. Maybe this time in quarantine will actually push me (again) to start working from home, and creating my own income.
One Year Published Anniversary
On another note, yesterday marked the year anniversary of my first published blog posts! In celebration of that I finally signed up as an Amazon Affiliate! Woo hoo!! Honestly I was really nervous about doing this, and I still have so much to learn. I did sign up for the long haul, though and made a commitment to learn when I first started this blog. I have some planned out posts coming up, that I am really excited to write. There will be more about the healing process I have and am going through as well as my all natural skin care products – which are physically healing.
So ya see? A bit of up, down, and all around yesterday. Ugh. Here’s to hoping today will be a better day! I am trying to stay as positive as possible throughout all of this. Maybe I can get some of that cleaning done I was talking about?
What is everyone else up to today?