Dutch Lock Down Day Forty Seven

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I have today ‘off’ because I had to work King’s Day on Monday and since I’m not officially working, I’ll… do exactly what I do every other day cause the weather is typical cold and rainy so….

I’m not very good at this ‘off’ thing.

But first the news:

If it were sunny and dry and NOT cold?

I’d totally spend the day in the garden.

As it is…. I’m staring at so many chores that Really Need To Be Done ™

And that’s the root of the issue, eh?

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We’re not stopping.

We’re not allowed to stop.

Whether or not you have kids. Whether or not you’re able to work or just have to stay at your house.

There’s no vacation.

There’s no driving down to the beach or flying to the island or renting an AirBNB and checking out from the day to day because we’re not allowed.

And checking out from the day to day in one’s house feels impossible because, well, you’re there ALL THE TIME.

I don’t really have a solution, here; I’m mostly just venting.

Maybe this is the vacation.

I was asked, “What would you NEVER want to do for work?”

First of all, this is a great question to ask, not just in a interview, but always – at parties, at any social event, while waiting in line for groceries standing 1.5 metres apart.

Ultimately my answer was REPETITIVENESS.

I don’t mind it if part of my job is repetitive on a daily / weekly / monthly basis as long as I have a 3-6 month project as well.

I’ve been a cashier, for example, and when I’m just staying at the front check out day in and day out, I’m bored out of my mind by day three, but send me to do inventory? YES! Work in the sports section? HELL YES!

I need change.

And it’s weird cause initially I’ll sometimes react poorly to change? Like if someone else says I HAVE TO CHANGE.


But if it’s change that I’m initiating? Or that I’m prepared for? Or that resonates?


And right now we’re not changing. There’s no change. It’s all the same.




Weekend? HA! No, we’re working all the time and taking care of kids all the time and locked in the house all the time.

No vacations.

No days off.

That got dark.

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As I said, I don’t have a plan.

But, LITERALLY, as I wrote this post, the sun came out. Sure, the garden is still sopping wet and while it’s supposed to super storm again in an hour, I can go outside RIGHT NOW and get some vacation time in.

Sort of.

Have a great weekend, Warriors.

It may not feel much different, but let’s do the best with what we’ve got.






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