When the pandemic began, working from home was Arlen’s sole option. For nearly a year he came into the office once monthly, never for a full day. Once vaccinated he went in once each week; feeling comfortable a month later, that increased to two days, then three a few months later. In January, nearly two years from the virus’ outbreak, he was in the office all five days.
Today was his last of scheduled remote work. Starting Monday, his daily commute would resume.
Arlen’s wife prepared an elaborate breakfast to celebrate the end of this unusual time in his career.
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Back to normal, and hopefully for good!
We’ve all had to adjust our idea about what is normal. And I think that will continue for a while yet.
I missed out on all of that. I’m not sorry. 🙂 Well done.
Some celebrate beginnings and others celebrate endings. It feels like this is a little of both.