The MM Isolation Chronicles Part Five – Hugh…

Cabin Fever, Groundhog Day, Stir Crazy.

Three phrases I have seldom used in my life, but for the past couple of months they’ve been used on repeat.

For those of you that don’t know me, I am a Key Account Associate at My Mustard which means taking care of the social media, email marketing, website content and other miscellaneous marketing bits for some of our, well, key accounts.

As most of my role involves digital marketing, having to work from home hasn’t changed my job that much at all, in fact the only big change would be the new clients I’ve picked up from some of my furloughed colleagues. Of course, there was an adjustment period where we all had to get our head around Zoom and other new communication methods, but as sad as it is to admit, it all feels pretty normal by now.

If there is one thing I have learnt in isolation, it is the importance of the workplace. I never believed I would crave commuting to the office, but there’s nothing like spending 24 hours a day with my final year student twin brother, in my modestly sized one bed flat, to bring on those once unthinkable cravings.

It’s not all doom and gloom of course, the additional time spent at home has allowed me to finally watch the Star Wars films (not a big fan of that Jar Jar Binks fella), cook up weekly Sunday Roasts, smash two one thousand piece puzzles, and like many other men struggling without a barber, shaving my head.

As much as I’m getting sick of using the aforementioned phrases, I think it’s incredibly important we recognise the upside of having so much time to ourselves, as it won’t be long until it feels like there’s not enough time in the day again.

We’ve recently been told we can head back to Mustard Towers at the start of June, so some degree of normality can resume. Although the thought of sitting in separate corners of the office with covered faces feels incredibly odd, it is certainly a huge step in the right direction.

I’m looking forward to a full house of uncovered smiles, and fingers crossed that’ll be right around the corner…

Onwards and upwards,

Hugh

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