I've been pretty absent from Hubski since the curtain really fell on working from home and social distancing. I've gotten a few PMs from people wondering where I'm at and wishing me well, so I figured I'd jump on Pubski and let y'all know that I'm still alive! Working from home has had a weird effect on me mentally, and it's only within the last week or so that I've felt truly adjusted to the whole situation. Call it a side-effect of my office being the same room as my bedroom? Sorry I haven't been around - I haven't been suffering or anything, but I've had almost no motivation to do much of anything until recently.
In the last few weeks, I've been consumed by a hellish project at work. Being at home, I work longer hours but I'm unfocused for nearly all of them. In order to meet the promises we made to our client before quarantine really started, I'd been working insane 16 hour days. April just disappeared, quicker than I'd realized. I'm doing much better now, though, as I'm on a different project with a different manager and I'm managing my time much more effectively! The last few weeks have been much more normal, working closer to 8 hours in a day.
Since the hell-month, things have been pretty stable! I've gotten into bike riding recently, since my birthday present from my family was a mountain bike that my dad found and repaired! It's a rusty little thing and the gears don't shift reliably, but it feels fucking incredible to use it right now. Moving fast, being outside, and tiring myself out is just the best cure to cabin fever that I've found.
I didn't practice the guitar much in April, but I've picked it back up since then. Progress is still slow-going, but I'm using it as an outlet for creativity and stress more than a tool to create art with, so I don't really mind.
I started an embroidery project, too! It's going to be a gift for a friend when it's done, but it's been...Slow going, to say the least. Who knew that sewing cloth to itself could be so laborious?
I'd love to show y'all what I've done. Is there still interest in craft threads? I'd love to pick those back up, if people are still crafting!