Imagining the end of lockdown

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Started by Bill at A Silly Place, and then spreading in a lovely way over the WordPress family of bloggers, I was invited to join the theme of writing a post about what I want the end of lockdown to be. Thank you to over at Smelly Socks and Garden Peas for the invitation. You can find her post on this here.

We are still in Lockdown in Scotland and have diverged a little from England but Im not convinced there is any big difference. People have stuck to the directions pretty well but there have also been people who have bended them a little. Sitting in parks in the sun, going out more than once. So without sticking my nose too much into writing about politics I was slightly amused some of the changes just reflected the natural changes and decisions people were already making. The big difference here is the ‘going back to work’. We will definitely get there I just think it is a slower change so that its clearer what that means for different sectors.

For me though – I have been working throughout. I can’t manage two walks a day and only manage one on my days off. So my imagining will start with some self imposed relaxation!! That may look to some like lockdown :-).

A few weeks in to lockdown lift

It will be harder getting out than it was getting in. Work will be even more tiring. Not because it isn’t brilliant and interesting and fun…its the constant responding to change that brings fatigue. Brain fatigue. Brain fatigue that can only be dealt with by a glass of wine.

So….one thing I may NEVER say again – I might stop drinking wine for a month. I might stop drinking so much wine for a month. I might only drink wine with friends.

This will involve situations such as:

Maybe focus on the wine here….none of us look like that!

But they may just start a little more like this:

We don’t look like this either…but you get the sentiment – right?

Plans

I suppose in general I just want to imagine being back to making plans. Lifestyle, social, silly plans. I miss plans. I miss lunch plans, night out plans, trips away plans. I miss men plans. So I imagine that the hard work outside of work will start with how we all start organising diaries. Probably for Christmas nights out at this rate!!

Ooh to be out and about and able to nip into the shop. I have managed to not have any disasters with a work dress and shoes bought online but that can’t last. I would also like to buy a nice summer dress and feel like I have somewhere to wear it to.

Health

I miss the gym. I miss my actual yoga studio. So I am even imagining being sweaty and red faced in public. Bring it on. I am exercising in the house, doing yoga on Zoom and using HIIT workouts. Yes they work and hopefully I won’t have added to my arse by the time lockdown ends. It is just not the same though as going to the gym for a workout and a relaxing swim.

Neighbours

I won’t miss, sorry, having to only see the same people on my days off. Especially ones that have clearly disparaging thought about my vegetable growing abilities. But I will miss the likelihood of using FaceTime with friends instead of phoning. Hopefully that won’t stop. As everyone starts to be busy again I hope the connections don’t get lost. They won’t…I just hope we keep the creativity in how we connect and why we connect.

Over to you

I am a little hungover today (wine!!) so I nominate anyone who has a read of this post ๐Ÿ™‚

Header Photo byย Timon Studlerย onย Unsplash

11 thoughts on “Imagining the end of lockdown

    1. Haha you know I think I should have put family up top in there too ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. Its the whole social thing I miss with all of them. Ooh now I am thinking about pizza! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š

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  1. Pretty interesting reading what other people think of the lockdowns all over the world. As an introvert, I haven’t even given it a thought yet. My life hadn’t really changed, and wouldn’t change much, and I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or not.

    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for the comment Stuart. There is so many nuances to experience both in different countries, different regions and different lifestyles (including personalities ๐Ÿ˜Š). I agree – it makes for interesting reading.
      As long as life is good for you thatโ€™s the key.
      Thanks for reading and the comment.

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  2. Ugh, cheers to that wine! =)) Yeah right, in terms of work, I imagine it’ll be tiring for the mind too. Perhaps most people may rest physically because of the lessened commute or driving time to work but still, nothing beats the actual atmosphere of a “regular” office. As for the exercise, I just started with doing yoga at home and to have some fresh air I just walk every afternoon in the neighborhood. What I miss so much though is going to the cafe. But of course, am not willing to risk it even when they’re open now! haha

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