So What About That ‘Free’ Time in 2020?

As we count down to the new year, 2020 appeared like we might have all the time in the planet to get to our objectives. LOL!!! The workers answers: What did you assume you’d achieve now that you have ‘more’ free time?

Jayne Haugen Olson, Editor-in-Chief: Paint! Wallpaper! (Ha!)

Rebecca Rowland, Managing Editor: I’ve heard people discuss of introspection and a change to intentional functions throughout this time of isolation and separateness. Inspite of getting busier than I’ve even been in my occupation, I assume I’ve felt a little bit of that blessing and that change to producing room and time for the goodness. Inspite of the strain, the problem, the complexity, I have tried out to retain household central, to be grateful for the goodness close to me, to get exterior and breathe the refreshing air and walk, and to notice just how distinctive each individual dawn and sunset can be from working day to working day. It is worth noticing.

Stephanie March, Senior Food stuff & Dining Editor: Sanity?

Steve Marsh, Senior Writer: I’m one particular of the fortunate ones—I’ve experienced virtually the same total of free time as I experienced pre-pandemic. I just experienced all of it this year in one particular fucking place: my household. 

Madison Bloomquist, Associate Editor: I experienced a “fun to-do list” and an “organizational to-do list” and neither one particular is complete. Perhaps this winter I’ll last but not least watch all the Marvel movies in order and deep-clean up my freezer… but who am I kidding? I’ll in all probability rewatch New Lady and just get annoyed just about every time I consider to snag a frozen pizza and get assaulted by luggage on luggage of frozen veggies I under no circumstances really use. I am who I am.

Peter Diamond, Electronic Editor: Will 2021 be the year I kayak?

Caitlin Abrams, Staff Photographer: I assumed I would have read through far more textbooks, but I leaned far more into Tv set to escape. 

Natalie Hall, Assistant Editor, Studio MSP: I figured my bed room and rest room would be cleaner. Ha! As if that’s what I would do with added free time—but a lady can dream.

Justine Jones, Editorial Intern: I preferred to read through far more textbooks than I at any time experienced in a year—and I did read through a good quantity, but at periods it was so really hard to focus and lose myself in a tale. As considerably as I seemed for convenience and escape, I observed myself drawn back again into day by day news cycles, and the anxiousness that arrived with them. But I did deal with to read through a handful of textbooks that have been at the leading of my checklist for a even though, from Octavia Butler, Maggie Nelson, and Louise Erdrich.

Katie Swartzer, Editorial Intern: The splits! 

Julia Zerull, Editorial Intern: I was completely anticipating to go back again to getting the bookworm I at the time was, loaded up on a new stack to read through my way by means of… and then I observed TikTok.