Life in the time of Corona – Captain’s log: Day 96

When I was a student I had a dream that I was studying all for a maths exam and the next day the paper was on something else. It was some nightmarish 3 dimensional linear algebra that I had to then plot in a plane with projections.

Today reminded me of that dream.

I woke up early, prepared to do a task and as I sat down at my home office desk I saw an email that completely disrupted all my plans. I spent a large part of the day dealing with it, trying to piece together the chain of events that led to it, while also dealing with the incidental things that come to through the day.

At the end of the day I saw that I still had the file open from my early morning ambitions and I only got to read it then, before slipping into weekend mode.

In comparison to my student day nightmare, however, this day came to a close, and much better too.

Somewhere in the afternoon my buzzer rang and I received a delivery for a giant bunch of flowers. I stuck it in a vase while finishing my work, wrapping and all. Later in the day, as I was taking of the wrapping, I noticed the card, a thank you note from my team on the project I was working on for the last 8 months.

I feel so spoiled and really thankful to work in a team with people who care and who take the time to appreciate my input. Not only are these flowers incredibly beautiful, it is also a symbol of the beautiful people I work with.

Be kind. Stay safe.

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