As most regions begin the process of reopening businesses and public places after the pandemic lockdown, is it time for individuals to step through their front doors back into the real world?
During the past three months, we’ve all had more than enough time at home to contemplate what our own futures would look like. We’ve been able to reassess what is important to us now compared to what occupied our time in the past. Will there be a new normal for most of us?
By nature, I’m not a homebody. In fact, the exact opposite is true. When I was recovering from surgery on my ankle, I spent 8 weeks on one level of my house. Time seemed to stop still. As soon as I got my “walking boot”, I was in the car, visiting family, back at work, catching up on my social life and feeling an overwhelming sense of freedom…I was free at last!
I’ve missed my grandsons more than words can say. Meeting up with friends is paramount, and I’m desperate to go out for coffee again (making it at home is just not cutting it!). I want to visit my favourite local shops to show my support, hoping that every little bit of business will help to keep their doors open. I’m so tired of my own cooking that a dine-in restaurant meal can’t come soon enough. And I need a hair cut…three months ago!
There is a big BUT here though…I’m feeling like this little bird in this quote. Although I know the door is open, there is a part of me that is hesitating to cross that threshold.
With so many important issues bubbling over at the same time…the political tensions, the serious health crisis, and protests amid social unrest, there is much to consider before re-entering society.
How are you feeling about leaving your nest?