Thursday, March 19, 2020

Celebrate the Small Things 20-3-20

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What am I celebrating this week?

Well, not a lot actually.  The world seems to be getting crazier by the day.  Just last week I was celebrating that life here didn't seem to be changing too much, but all that is different now.  The borders to my country are closed.  Gatherings of 100 people or more are banned and this number is likely to get smaller and smaller.

We're working at home today and Monday, to test that we actually can.  Supposedly we're going back to the office on Tuesday, but when we left last night, it felt very much like we were leaving for much longer than just a few days.

I don't have a problem with working from home.  In fact, when I need to write something big and important, I find I can focus much better at home without all the noise and chatter from my colleagues.  But that's usually a single day away from the office and all the little things you pick up on by just being there amongst people.  If this turns out to be a long-term thing, I'm not sure how much I'm going to like it.

So far the schools are still open, so at least I don't have to try and supervise the kids doing online school at the same time as trying to manage my workload.  But for how long, I'm not sure.

If I'm looking for something to celebrate, I guess it's that I'm not sick.

And I still have a job, unlike many others people in the creative community who suddenly find themselves unable to make a living.   If you do one thing this weekend, do something to support the arts.  Buy an album from a musician whose tour has been cancelled.  Support comedians and actors whose shows have been suspended or postponed. A lot of performers are making material available online.  Watch it.  And please, if you can, pay for it.  If you can still go to the movies, go to the movies and support an independent cinema.  Even if there is nothing on you REALLY want to see.

What are you celebrating this week?


  1. We're already down to less than 25 people, plus the schools are closed. I wonder how much longer it will be for you in NZ. Stay safe.

  2. I am glad that you were able to find the good things, even with all the crazy stuff going on. I have been home from work for 8 days- and I am getting a lot done for work this way! Schools here are closed for at least two weeks- but probably more. Stay safe!

  3. I actually did buy a few albums this weekend.