Writing a blog during this crazy Corona time is probably one of the more cliché things to do – but, I’m going to do it anyway, if for no other reason than to refresh the blog site I pay for yearly and always intend to keep up to date! I mean, I sure have the time now!
So I guess I should start with how I’m feeling about the whole thing. Trouble is, I don’t really know yet. I don’t think it has really sunk in. The most part of me is thinking in terms of weeks as I just cannot comprehend anything any longer than that. I’m focussing on summer and this hopefully being a distant memory by then.
Today for me feels like day #1 – last night the announcement went out about the closure of pubs, cafes and restaurants and let’s face it, that’s a total game changer. I love nothing more than a coffee out and about – ironically, even on my own, which I do regularly. Oddly today I woke up feeling quite fresh at 8am – on a Saturday!? That is not something which ever happens, I’m much more of a “don’t talk to me before 9am” kinda girl! I had a feeling of not wanting too much “day”, since we are so limited on what we can do now – a sad thought really and one I must not make a habit of. In actuality, day #1 has been ok. I realised I’m going to need a list of things I am at least aiming to do during this. So here’s the first draft:
- Read books
- Give my face a total makeup break
- Exercise daily (walk, yoga, cycling..anything)
- Meditate (yawn…everyone says this…but I have to admit, I’m a fan)
- Learn something (not sure what yet)
So today I started with a couple of those. I went for a walk (alone, of course) and did a mini 5 min meditation on the beach. I can’t decide if I glad it was such a sunny day or kinda wishing it was rainy so it felt like less of a waste. If this was a normal Saturday I would almost certainly be having a cheeky lunch somewhere with a friend and probably have a celebratory “Spring is here” beer in hand.
When I got home I decided there was no time like the present and popped on some Yoga with Adriene. I’m still quite new to yoga so am sticking to the 30 min ones but I think I am going to like having it as a regular part of my routine. I definitely feel fresher afterwords and I guess as time goes by it will hopefully keep me calm (that’s what they say right?).
I haven’t felt any major worry creeping in yet but I think that’s mainly because it still feels like a dream. At the moment for me, it feels more like huge annoyance (I think that’s easier to process). They can’t be seriously saying we need to stay inside for WEEKS can they? When in life did we ever think we were going to be told we weren’t allowed to go to work?
Some thoughts I have so far:
- I can honestly say I never took “before” for granted. I have the perfect work/life balance and enough money to save and play. What could be better. Sure, I could save more and sure I’d like to earn more – who wouldn’t. But basically I was living the life and I knew it. I’m glad about that, because I would hate to now be thinking “I wish I enjoyed it before in case it never comes back”.
- I will miss people so much. I love my time alone – LOVE IT, but it’s the not knowing how long this will last which is obviously the nightmare.
- I’m lucky with my job. I think it will be ok – but obviously it won’t be ok indefinitely.
- It wouldn’t hurt to have more skills. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a ditz (some would disagree I’m sure) but am I “World Ready” like the kids are taught to be nowadays? Errrr no….. Hence the final point in my “to do” list.
So that’s me, for now. I was going to get a journal and do this, but I think this makes the most sense and will hopefully provide an online reference for this at some point in the future when this is all just a distant memory.