How’s everyone doing?
Has life returned to a somewhat normal state for you or is the world still upside down?
Life for my girls and me has started to look a little bit more like it did before quarantine. We were already homeschooling before everything hit the fan, so that has stayed the same. But the girls’ dance studio has all these crazy new protocols, (which I absolutely love because they keep all the kids safe), but at the same time, I miss the way things used to be. On top of that, the preschool I work for has decided not to reopen for the fall, so it will be January or later before I’m back to work with kiddos.
To be honest, I’m the kind of person who loves being home. Quarantine was not difficult for me because I’d rather hang at home anyway. However, being away from people for so long takes its toll even on those of us who enjoy our Fortress of Solitude.
I really miss the handful of close friends I used to spend time with while our kids were in class at dance. I miss getting to talk to the dance teachers to see how their week is going. I miss peeking in the window to watch the girls practice their technique.
Something else I’ve noticed? Being around a lot of people now puts me on edge ten times as much as it did six months ago. It stresses me out more than I imagined it ever could.
Has anyone else noticed any weird side effects from dealing with quarantine? If so, what helps you handle them?
I hope all my readers are doing well, and I hope you are taking care!
Until next time…