I’ve not done much writing or book reviewing of late. Obviously I’m still adjusting to the new job and working full-time. Which reminds me… have I even mentioned the new job here I wonder?
Anyhoo, it’s weeks since I’ve written a non-bookish post but I don’t really feel I have anything substantial to say or share here so decided I’d go with a check-in post lest I forget how to ramble on about my life.
I started in the new job three weeks ago. I feel it has a lot of potential but I’m at that early stage where I feel I know nothing and have accomplished even less. I know (well, hope and assume) this will pass, but it’s a frustrating time and I find myself plagued by self-doubt. It’s work-from-home and my colleagues are scattered but I did make a quick trip to my state’s capital city (Brisbane) where several are based… so have put some faces (in 3D) to names.
Working from home
I’ve worked from home before (a lot) but not full-time using different laptops.
I put something on Facebook after my first week of work commenting on how hard I was finding it to have both my personal and work laptops on my desk. I kept using the wrong mouse or keyboard and had to connect the monitor/screen to my work laptop during the day and my personal one at night.
And my desk felt cluttered. So, I moved my personal laptop out to my dining table. I live alone and eat on my sofa or at my desk so it’s not like my laptop is in the way there. And it offers a sense of separation between the two. I’ve got a lovely view but haven’t actually spent much / any time there yet so still need to get into a routine.
My ‘screen time’ report (I’m not sure if that’s just an Apple thing – popped up to tell me my screen time (laptop, iPad and iPhone) was down 53% on the previous week with an average of less than half an hour per day spent online. I’m not surprised as now I’m on my work computer all day and not planning to use it for social media or personal emails. At all.
Though of course my TV screen time (not included in those stats) has increased as I’m behind in book reviews so not reading as much. So… I’m watching TV (well streaming services ON my TV) most nights. At the moment it’s all about Doctor Who and Schitt’s Creek. I’m a latecomer to the latter and bingeing through the six seasons. I also recently tuned in for Foundation every week (on Apple TV+) though still feel a bit mixed about the whole series.
I’m sure there’s other stuff but that’ll do for now.
What’s happening in your life lately? How’s your screen time?