Lockdowns are frustrating.
You can’t meet with friends and family, you can’t get takeouts, supermarket queues are insane, and good luck with finding flour.
But with the bad, comes the good.
Lockdown can be a time of reflection – it’s forced me to slow down, and build new habits (sometimes out of sheer boredom).
It allows you to reconnect with friends and family, even via online chats and video calls.
It makes us appreciate the little things we used to take for granted.
That being said, stay safe everyone.
I slipped off the bandwagon again… and stopped updating regularly (although long-time followers will likely be thinking that this blog has never been updated regularly, which would be correct).
The past week has been crazy busy; I packed up all my things and moved into a new flat, have had a social commitments, work and, oh yeah, we have gone back into lockdown due to a community Covid-19 outbreak. So that’s been fun.
Let’s start with the moving. After three years living in my previous flat, I have found a new home. It’s a bit further out from the city, but has all the necessary amenities nearby (supermarket, laundromat, cafe etc). It took me three days to deep clean the room, unpack and get settled in, but I am loving my room. It’s a lot nicer and gets a ridiculous amount of natural light during the day, which I cannot get over! Previous room was a dungeon in comparison. Of course, there’s the whole thing about getting to know the new flatmates, but that’s another post… 😉
Social commitments – the only thing I have to say about this is DO NOT arrange to have dinner and drinks out on the weekend that you move. I did this. It was a bad idea.
And lastly, Covid-19… I live in a place where we had a brief respite from the pandemic and had a semblance of ‘normal’ life. That illusion was shattered earlier this week as the news came out that there had been a community outbreak, prompting the decision to go back into lockdown. Lockdown always feels like someone has pressed the ‘pause’ button on life, but nonetheless, I am grateful that the government made this decision so that we could try and contain the virus once again. Sucks about the panic buying and queues at the supermarket though (never again will I take that for granted).
So that’s my life update.
Catch you all in a week!
Back into lockdown, just under a week after having ‘normalcy’ (the new normal post-covid).
This is now the fifth time that we have done this, and I am not going to lie; mentally, it feels harder each time.
I don’t know why – actually I do. it’s having to keep adjusting mindframes, the uncertainty, the fear, and the loneliness that lockdowns bring.
I hope this is one of the last (Covid, please bugger off!!!)
Look after each other, and be kind to one another folks.
Stay safe ❤️❤️