I think I’ve pretty much forgot how to put an outfit together. It’s going to be strange actually putting thought into what to wear again. I was indecisive before when it came to occasions or events but maybe that’ll change. Maybe I’ll care less and spend less time planning ahead. If this quarantine has taught me anything it is that there is nothing more important than living in the present. There is no value in worrying about tomorrow or next week, what matters is here and now.
Another thing that is evident from this period is how adaptable we are. I’m naturally a homebody, I’m an introvert, I love being at home and I don’t get bored. Not everyone is the same though. If you’re an extrovert and thrive on social situations or if you live alone, it must be so challenging especially now that we’re more than 9 weeks in. The first few weeks it was new, you could catch up on things you might not have had the time for otherwise, binge watch Netflix etc. Now things are different, it’s unlikely life will ever be the same and all the plans you’d made for the rest of the year might not happen. Often during difficult times being able to focus on the light at the end of the tunnel is what gets people through. With an indefinite timeframe on everything and no guarantees even I’m struggling to accept that there is no quick fix.
Despite all of that, we’ve somehow managed to adapt to the current circumstances. In some respects, we had no choice but it is remarkable how well we’ve done despite life quite literally being turned upside down. Workplaces which were completely inflexible and opposed to home working have embraced it. People who had never heard of zoom are now having quiz nights with their family and friends. Walking has become a solace.
What keeps me going is the hope that soon we’ll be able to see our loved ones, even if it’s still from a distance or only in an outdoor setting. I know some people have been doing that already but we haven’t. I’m longing for the moment I can hug my nieces and watch them running from the car to our house with so much excitement, the way they always have from the second they could walk. It’s looking forward to small things like that which help get me through each day.
*content created before lockdown commenced*