Find Your Joy, Or Freak The Heck Out Trying
|Amy Widdowson||May 20, 2020|
Poppets! It’s Wednesday! I made coffee! I plan on showering and (GASP) blow-drying my hair before my morning of video calls! I got my CSA box yesterday and now I am thinking about how I get to roast brussels sprouts in the next few days, because I am in dire need of cruciferous veggies! As you can tell, I am all on board the “celebrate the little things” train this morning, lest I retreat to a corner of my apartment and contemplate the Trump admin’s continued flirting with totalitarianism and the alt-right.
TO THE INTERNET!
This Atlantic article delves into how individual social media users are shamed for the ways in which they push the boundaries of social distancing. While I initially dove in on the promise of Insta-freude, I stuck around for the nuanced look at how peer pressure coupled with an uneven governmental response has led to social contacts taking the place of enforcement. And man, I’m here for this statement: “All of the surveillance and anger and self-righteousness is draining too,” which is just 2020 in a nutshell.
Twitter and Square are making WFH permanent. Facebook is instituting reduced capacity and shifts. In some places, businesses are reopening, but child care is not. And The Atlantic (can you tell which publication I was perusing this morning?) is saying that the coronavirus killed corporate culture. The American workplace is about to go through a massive facelift, and all we can do is sit and wait to see what it means for cities.
And finally, The Onion continues to see me: Coworkers On Zoom Trapped In Infinite Loop Of Telling Each Other ‘Oh Sorry, No, Go Ahead’
You’re swell. Be kind to each other.