Coronavirus Diary: Day 2

I’d like to preface this post with two things. First being that this is a reflection of my own personal experience as a twenty-something living in Idaho – one of the last states to get their first confirmed case of COVID-19. Secondly, please listen to the national, state, and local guidelines that are being communicated in your area. 

working from home during the coronavirus outbreak

Tuesday, March 17th 6:56PM

This morning I got a notification that an event we were planning to attend in England in May had been canceled – making me feel even more uneasy about our ability to take our two-week honeymoon to London. Right now we’re still in a “wait and see” period and we’ll reevaluate our options as we get closer to May. 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! I took an Ancestry DNA test last year and found out I’m about a quarter Irish/Scottish which is pretty cool and gives me a viable reason to participate in the festivities; but alas, this year we’re stuck inside.

Day two of working from home started off with a new addition to our office (my husband) – we both cozied up to our desks ready to tackle a day of work. 

Sean was thoroughly enjoying setting up his new conference call system… Hawaiian shirt and all! ha!

working from home during self-isolation

working from home during the COVID-19 outbreak

As the workday came to a close I followed my habitual routine of working out – when I opened the SWEAT app I was happy to see they had updated it to include 12 additional weeks to the program I’m currently on and a whole new at-home program that I was hoping would be available soon!!

This afternoon was a little different in that I didn’t get to volunteer like I normally do. Last night I got the email that the after-school program I was volunteering for was canceled for the remainder of the school year. I was loving being able to give back to my community and hope to volunteer again in the fall.

Tonight’s activities include:

  • Writing a blog post for Bloom + Amplify
  • Writing this blog post
  • Reading a book
  • Folding laundry
  • and Watching Netflix

At the time of writing this post, Idaho has 9 confirmed cases of Coronavirus. Our first was confirmed on Friday and then five total on Saturday. It’ll be interesting to see how this number changes for the next few days.

Take care and stay healthy,