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
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. And so, I made a list of all the things that I took for granted before “life in a time of coronavirus” became a reality.
Hanging out with my friends
Dining at restaurants
Going to bars
Shaking someone’s hands
Spending time with my family
Going into the office
Going to the gym
Running without being paranoid
Seeing live music
Watching baseball games
In life, we often tend to take things for granted so hopefully, when all of this is finally over, we’ll learn to truly cherish the time that is physically spent with our family and friends. Hopefully, we’ll remember how lucky we are to be able to do these things once again.