The Corona Chronicles | Day Three | Monday, March 16th, 2020 | A Strange and New Normal

And so begins the first day of a strange and new normal.

Working from home isn’t entirely new to me—I’m fortunate enough to work for an organisation that values flexibility alongside productivity—but I’ve rarely done it with my kids underfoot, constantly seeking entertainment and asking for something new every five minutes. I don’t quite know what I expected—perhaps that with how well I knew my job, I’d be able to do it all without a problem.

But if this first day was a taste of what things could look like in the weeks ahead… we might be in for a problem.

I mean, it brings up an interesting question, if you ask me—what’s a realistic expectation of what we can accomplish during a pandemic? How much of our regular lives will we plan to hold on to as everything changes around us? That’s what I think we’ll find out soon whether we like it or not.

I’m going to try to keep us prepared as long as I possibly can, though. And so, armed with some toilet paper from the corner store, here’s to figuring out whatever life decides to throw at us.

Good luck out there, everyone!


How was your first day of working from home with kids around?


la fin.

And that’s it for another day of The Great Quarantine—as much as I enjoy having all this extra time to write, a man’s gotta rest sometime.

I hope you’re all keeping safe out there, and if it all ever feels like it’s a little too much to handle, remember—one day at a time is all we’ve gotta do!

Be well, everyone, and until the next, I remain,


If you want to check out more of The Corona Chronicles, make sure to keep checking the page for the full series here!

By Casey E. Palmer

Calling the Great White North his home, Casey‘s spent the last few decades in pursuit of creating killer content. From novels as a kid, comics as a teen, to blogs and photos once he could grow a beard, he’ll use whatever’s around him to create amazing stuff.

When he’s not creating, he’s parenting, exploring and trying to make life as awesome as possible for everyone around him.

Because a boring life’s not a life worth living!

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