If we were having coffee, I would wish you a happy Easter if your celebrate this holiday. We usually do in my family but, as my girls were saying last night at dinner, it does not feel like Easter. It certainly does not when the days seem to melt into one another and we have none of the usual reminders that the holiday is coming up. Usually I am talking about this celebration (as well as the Passover celebration) with my students at school. Shopping trips remind me to purchase Easter chocolate and pick up the fixings for our Sunday meal. This year everything will be low key but maybe that is a good thing as it may encourage us to focus on the reason why we have these dates on the Christian calendar.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that there have been times when I have felt boredom creeping in on my days. I have fought back by creating some goals for myself. I have also made sure that I try to exercise a little everyday. For the last three days I have started taking walks in the morning as soon as I get up. I do prefer this time to the afternoon as the streets are so much quieter and social distancing is easier to adhere to. I am thinking I will keep this as my habit as we move into the fifth week of staying at home.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I am slowly getting used to working from home. I am not used to siting all day in front of the computer, however, and I often have to get up and stretch my back muscles. Oh how I miss teaching in front of my students! I miss their banter and I miss working with them on projects. At the moment we have been told that schools will open again on the 1st May. I am hoping that they will – though I do have my doubts when I see that the number of COVID-19 cases in Canada are still on the increase.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you to keep following the protocol of social distancing. We will not be living like this forever and there will come a time when things will get back to normal. In the meantime, focus on the positive and take the time to slow down. Be safe and be healthy.
What would you tell me if we were having coffee?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2020
(This post is linked to Eclectic Ali and the Weekend Coffee Share)