I don’t usually wear skirts anymore, but today, the chilly weather inspired me to resurrect this knit skirt, that I’m calling a “blanket skirt”, out from the back of my closet. Instead of curling up in my throw blanket, I decided to wear one. It kind of reminds me of something Lauren Manoogian would make, but like way less cool, and less $$$.
In other news, I’m settling into my new home office and work life. For the first time in my life, I have control over my schedule, and I’ve been scheduling my work day to start and end later to better align with my natural circadian rhythm. I’m feeling more refreshed than I used to at my old hospital job. It has done wonders for my QOL.
I have more time now to sit down quietly and focus on a single task. I’ve been devoting a couple hours each day to learning something new. Right now I’ve been training myself on ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), which is something we didn’t learn enough about in residency. Other times, I’m reading through a textbook about treating pregnant women. This is a topic that generates a lot of anxiety for everyone involved, and a topic where there will always be more to learn and relearn.
It feels nice to learn in a non-directed way, driven by pure interest, without the pressure of exams or deadlines.
Anyway, I hope you are still hanging in there… 2020 is almost over, and there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel.