The last time I was back in the office working was 11 months ago, right before circuit breaker started in Apr 2020. This is my first full week at work back in the office and it has been quite the adjustment. I have to take into account transport time, office attire, higher level of ambient noise with colleagues in discussions and on calls. And I have to spend the entire day in the city from morning to evening. This made me more tired at the end of each work day, reduces the amount of time I can spend with my family and restricts me from helping out with housework and errands.

On the plus side, it has been great catching up with my colleagues and having more collaborations in the office. I don’t feel so alone while working at my job because I get to have the social interactions that makes my corporate work more interesting.