Here’s what staying home looks like for our Associate Graphic Designer, Melissa.
Three things you are grateful for:
Streamed workouts (to keep me moving), being self-isolated with my cats and fiancé (the best company), and good Wifi (for Zoom calls with family, the ability to work from home, and tons of Netflix). The combination is keeping me sane!
Something you are doing now that never had time to do before?
Gardening! We bought our house last April and finally are getting around to planting in our backyard. We’re growing a Meyer lemon tree, a key lime tree, peppers, Turkish orange eggplant, ground cherries, basil and mint!
How has your style changed? What’s been your go-to wardrobe?
I feel like I should draw a flow chart for this! It started with a heavy dose of sweats and pajamas, but quickly turned into workout sets daily. I found that if I put them on first thing, it’s the best way to hold myself accountable for squeezing a workout in. Our very sweet mailman probably thinks I’m a little crazy for the number of Free People packages I’ve ordered (my go-to set is the Good Karma Bike Short with the Tighten Up Tank – I have it in a bunch of colors). Now that I’ve been working from home for two months, I’m trying to make things feel a bit more normal and put some “real” clothes on once or twice a week, and am filling my cart up with some cute dresses since the weather is finally warming up.
Song that makes you dance:
Our WFH playlist is an embarrassing collection of rap music and Disney songs. I’m not sure I could pick just one that fully sums up our self-isolation music vibe! Haha.
Favorite activity to give your mind a little TLC:
We got engaged at the beginning of March, and while it can be hard to think about the future, it’s actually been therapeutic for us to wedding-plan. It’s a great excuse to hop on a three-way Zoom call with our parents, and it’s giving me something to pour creativity into aside from work. For us, it’s a light at the end of the tunnel – it’s really good to have something to look forward to!
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