Today was the first of our days off due to social distancing. I thought it would be pretty low key with planning for reports, meetings, planning for students. Clearly, I was wrong. It was filled with emails for my kids teachers, work emails back and forth with colleagues about students, meetings, clarifying questions and the wonder about if this will only be for three weeks.
There are many unknowns for the next few weeks. How am I going to help teach my own kids and keep up with their curricular expectations? My expectations for work are kind of changing everyday, as this is unprecedented territory, it is hard to know how to plan. Will I have enough of the essentials at home so I don't have to brave the stores?
I am a person who likes a certain sense of predictability. I say that, but really my everyday at work is very unpredictable. However, the difference is I have a schedule and I generally can gage where I will have a wrench thrown in. So it is loosely predictable and scheduled. My home schedule is very regimented everyday with religious and sports activities.
As much as I am looking forward to the slow pace and family time, I am still feeling a little uncertain about work and the greater unknown. I like knowing how my week is laid out at the start of the week, knowing that there will be a couple hiccups.
So for now, I am just going day by day and enjoying every moment with my boys while we are quarantined at home. Stay safe everyone!