I finally finished my virtual training course, which involved several half days of logging on in the morning over the past few weeks. I’m done with training for the year and will start to discuss my training plan for next year with my manager in the next few months. While I enjoy learning new information and skills, it was a challenge finding the time and focus to do the training. I had to balance it often with my work, household chores and childcare duties. Just going to take a break from training for now.

Work has started picking up for me recently as we are in the last quarter and there’s a push to get things done by end of the year. I am in the process of going through my performance review with my manager. The feedback is that I have done a good job given how the year went with Covid-19 and work from home arrangement.