I know that many people are really suffering from sitting at home. It varies from skin hunger (as lack of touch is dubbed in the Netherlands) to being stuck in a violent family. Some really serious stuff. But not for everyone!
Some people like me love to stay home. Not to have to mingle with too many people. To wake up at your time. To pray/meditate/exercise and prepare and eat breakfast your way. To work hard and productively without all kinds of interruptions and distractions. To cook most days. To not roam around spending money on things you don’t desperately need.
So many of my friends and I are so much more relaxed. Maybe, the ones who still work can say to our bosses: I would love to continue working for you but from home. I don’t need the office — good riddance.
And we now have seen how many meetings and conferences can be less frequent, shorter and sometimes are not so needed at all.
Yes, I miss my friends but I don’t miss making up excuses for days I’d rather stay home. My family/roommates/pets already got used to having me at home. I don’t want to return to how it used to be. Rent out the empty offices to the homeless. Great how little travel pollution there is now.
Or at least, I’ll find a job closer to home or only come in maximally twice a week. Do you value my work? That’s my price. It’s a bargain.
My job couldn’t be done from home — until there was no other way. That may not be true for every job, but for many, there was unexpected flexibility. Well, I now tell you that there is no way back anymore. You want to hire me? I’m home.
One friend told me: Now I’m such a happy relaxed home buddy, I’ll have an easier time finding a suitable life partner.
My life and my life expectancy just got better. Life has never been so good and I don’t want to give it up now I discovered it. COVID-19 saved my life and my sanity.
My place, my pace, my pleasure.