I meant to write this on Friday, but better late than never, right?
I think if there’s one thing we can take away from the lockdown, it’s the fact that the small things are not only more important, they’re also more noticeable right now. The fact that we’re confined to our houses, apart from for a bonus walk to the park or a trip to the shop, means our worlds have literally shrunk. And whilst some of the big stuff is still there, most of the good things in our lives are happening on a smaller scale in proportion with our new smaller scale worlds.
I’ve been really strict with myself during lockdown, lest I turn into a blob-slug (that’s a thing now), and for the first time ever, I’ve really started seeing results. Whilst I’m still not there in terms of being happy with how my body looks, it’s so amazing to finally be seeing some improvements in my strength and stamina. And, shocker, I think I might be starting to enjoy exercise.
Step aside, going out-out because we can’t enjoy you anymore. I’ve found staying “in-in” so nice and it’s definitely given my days (especially my weekends) a bit of structure. What does staying in-in consist of? Mainly trashy TV, homemade cocktails and set times for various Zoom activities. If this is the new normal, that’s OK with me (for now, I do miss the outside).
I have done more quizzes in the last few weeks than I care to count. And I have learnt a lot of random trivia which, whilst I am 110% likely to forget, it’s been fun to learn.
It’s still spring
Spring is still my favourite season, and since we’re still in it, it gets a spot on the list. Up until today, it’s been super warm and sunny. I’m not even mad that it’s decided to start raining now; the sound of the rain is so soothing and it’s nice to be able to listen to it in the comfort of my own home, knowing that, not only do I not have to leave the house, I am actually obliged to stay in it.
The other thing about spring is that everything smells nice. Everywhere I walk at the moment smells like flowers. Sounds cheesy but it’s true.