I never ever thought I could do my job from home. My boss and I interact throughout the day, from me telling him who’s on the phone, to him dropping off work for me on my counter, to endless emails and print requests — all seemingly which required me to be in the office. Turns out not. So here are some notes from my new reality of WFH as a legal secretary. Not mentioned: The 2.5 hours per day of my life that I have gained back by not having to commute into the office. Low key I hope I never have to do it five days a week again.
(The painting is an original Ozz Franca who was famous for the Big Eyes paintings of the ‘70s. And I just put up the poster — it’s from the 2018 Boston Marathon Expo and lists every runner. Yup, my name is on there. It’s a reminder that I can do hard things.)
Well, I finally got a window office! Ha. So this is the new workspace for a while. The thing I miss the most? My standing desk! So I finally made a makeshift one. The view isn’t the Hollywood Hills or Pacific Ocean but not bad. Also, some things remain the same. Still wearing running clothes to work and, despite the 10-step commute…still punched in 6 min. late 😂
My super straight-faced, hyper-focused, “intense” boss just emailed me a smiley face emoji. This pandemic has everyone acting crazy.
For the first time in years, I have a baymate. His personal hygiene leaves a lot to be desired, and dude doesn’t seem to work at all, but I’ve grown fond of this smelly, hairy guy.
Week 4 WFH Highlights: Fresh flowers on my desk and pajamas. I’ve orders three more pairs of pajama pants since they’re now daily work attire, but these are still my favorite. Because Love.
Be careful what you wish for! I had long wished for a day when office dress codes would be abolished, a new era where I could wear sweats and (stylish) pajamas Every.Day…Turns out that’s cool for about six weeks. Started Week 7 of Shelter-In-Place by wearing a dress, curling my hair, and putting on lip color. Kinda makes me feel hopeful that one day I’ll get to dress up and look nice again. It’s most probably back to sweats tomorrow, but today is a day to feel pretty.