Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Life Post: Back to Work

For about the past month, I've been at home in quarantine after our school closed. I haven't been working, so I've had a lot of free time, but that changes come tomorrow.

We're going to be doing online classes for the month of May, and starting tomorrow, I need to actually go into work in order to learn how to teach the online lessons. (The actual online lessons don't start until next week, and I'll teach those from my house.)

This whole thing is new, so I'm not entirely sure what to expect. It will mean that I have more to do around the house though, and I'm excited to get to talk to my students again even if it's through a computer screen.

Today, has actually been a weird day as far as my brain goes. I slept really well last night but then for some reason could not get out of bed this morning. I think it's the days on end spent at home, but I feel really lazy. For the most part, I've actually been doing a lot. I've written a lot, read a lot, etc., but it's like my brain just doesn't want to do those things anymore.

Going to work tomorrow will probably be extremely good for my brain as will the online classes I think. Here's hoping that everything goes smoothly.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Life Post: A Golden Week Spent at Home

It's officially May here in Japan, which means it's also Golden Week.

Golden Week is a week that's full of a lot of Japanese holidays, so most companies in Japan give their employees the entire week off. Usually, people spend the week visiting family or traveling.

I also usually travel during Golden Week, but for obvious reasons, that didn't happen this year. It's sad because I had wanted to go to Tokyo Disneyland, which I haven't been able to do that. I know that Golden Week is possibly the worst time of the year for it because of the crowds, but I was excited anyway. Now that it's canceled, I'm trying to look on the bright side by telling myself that I can go a different time when it will be better.

The government has told people to stay at home this Golden Week to stop the spread of the coronavirus, and I definitely hope people will listen. I haven't checked the news to see if they've said anything about people traveling, but I'm hoping for the best.

In the meantime, I'm going to get back to tag wrangling. I still have plenty I can do at home!