This is my working space in my room. Don’t judge my ghetto lamp it fell down a few weeks ago and the lampshade broke off 😂. I usually start the day listening to some music or interesting podcasts on Youtube. I have a Rubik’s cube on my desk as I’m trying to solve one on my own without any online help and I’ve noticed that it really helps me de-stress when things get tough.
I have my favorite poem “If” by Rudyard Kipling for motivation on the wall as well as sticky notes with important coding related topics I need to study or go through. On the right side of my wall is the very first painting I bought that I’m really proud of and will write a separate piece on. You can’t fully see it but I have a miniature version of my vision board on my desk just as a reminder of why I need to work hard and lastly a picture of me with the parentals to tie it all together! Oh and some incense cause we all need a little zen in our lives.
Since this is a new job I’m not yet sure as to what I’m allowed to reveal and at what depths on public platforms since I work for a market intelligence company. What I think I can say is that as an analyst we are currently focused on giving up-to-date analysis on various aspects of the European Energy Markets and legislation. For example, we study the Guarantees of Origin (GOs) markets. GOs are electronic certificates that verify that a certain portion (MWh) of electricity was derived from a specific energy source e.g specific fossil fuel or renewable energy and they vary in price according to an array of factors and we study those factors and predict future trends.
It’s been a really interesting and fun time thus far. I’ve learned quite a lot and I still have even more to learn as the learning curve is quite steep for me. There are times that I get cabin fever but on the bright side is that since I’m home I can easily go outside in the garden and play with my dogs for a bit, something I obviously would not be able to do at the office.
Besides that, I’m lucky in that I’ve spent the entire time at home with my parents and so its been really great having them around, connecting, and joking around to relieve the stress. I know I will miss moments like these with them so might as well make the most of it.
Feel free to comment on how you have been dealing during COVID especially if you’re bound to working at home. How do you deal with your cabin fever? How do you balance it all?
Never forget to carpe all the diems.