Lovely ones, I survived my first week at the new job! What a major adjustment to have to go to the office at least 4 days a week, for the first time in nearly 10 years.
And what better way to treat oneself than to have brunch in the old town of Copenhagen with a friend who came all the way from Sweden to see me.
Biking to the office every day, and having brunch in Copenhagen on a Saturday: ten years ago when I was married in Finland and had just left my science career, I would never had imagined this to be a normal week in my life at the age of forty. But I guess “unpredictable” is also the very definition of life.
(Copenhagen, Denmark; August 2020)
September 10, 2020 at 11:44 am
I also just changed job, and everything was great until we’re sent back home again this week.
September 10, 2020 at 12:10 pm
Same here: sent home yesterday. I hope you can still find ways to keep the good momentum if your job is one that allows working from home. I personally discovered a deep love for remote work these past 2 years that I got to do it. I realize this is not an option for you maybe, and I wish you resilience. This too shall pass.
September 10, 2020 at 1:31 pm
I’m still going to the office, mostly because it’s optional (to work from home) and that I have such little space to be able to work from home (not to mention ergonomic chairs and two computer screens). I’m mostly lamenting the lack of office dynamics at work especially when one is new and wants to get to know other colleagues