All The Things I Took for Granted Before Coronavirus

Nothing can truly replace the feeling of physically spending time with other people, socializing, and being worry-free of coronavirus

Lindsey (Lazarte) Carson

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Photo by Wiktor Karkocha on Unsplash

With each passing day, I get slightly more accustomed to the “new normal” that we now know as “life in a time of coronavirus”. Like the millions of other individuals across the nation (and the globe), I’ve been forced to stay at home, avoiding human contact as much as possible, with the exception of my fiancé whom I live with.

I’m extremely fortunate to have job security during this time, where my entire company is working from home, however, it has indeed been a struggle to mix things up when I’m only so limited to the confines of my Queens apartment.

I’ve developed a new work routine throughout the work week, which I eventually adjusted to, however, that still leaves all the other hours of the day to pass the time. I’ve been getting creative with activities outside of solely gluing my eyes to the television screen — I’ve been coloring, playing music, doing at-home exercises, occasionally stepping outside for fresh air.

But, nothing can truly replace the feeling of physically spending time with other people, socializing, and being worry-free of coronavirus…

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Lindsey (Lazarte) Carson

Writer, Runner, and New Mom. I write about work, relationships, culture, and life in general.