Day 78. Tomorrow, seventy nine days after I first began to shelter in place, I will begin the process of returning to my office. This week it will be for the next two days; one to prepare for next week’s depositions and one to participate in my first ever video/zoom mediation. Next week I will be working from my office for the entire week to take my first time ever video depositions.
Clearly, I am not returning to the work environment which I left two and half months ago. It is a changed work place; one of new procedures, safeguards, and restrictions. As I have been contemplating my “return” (a misnomer) my emotions have vacillated between apprehension and resolve. I am leaving the safety of my home where I have been able to control “everything”; where I decided the risks I was willing to take and those that I was unwilling to take. Starting tomorrow, however, I will be entering an environment in which my control is more limited, personal risk management more challenging, and in which my health at least in part will be dependent on the behavior of others.
But nothing lasts forever. And while surely there will still be days on which I work remotely, it was only a matter of time when I would have to venture out into the the uncharted territory of the Corona virus. Tomorrow I begin this part of my own personal pandemic journey.
I still plan on blogging my way thru to the end of the pandemic; though the frequency of my blogs will likely change. In any event, wish me luck as I brave this new world.