So this is my first day back after a week of vacation.
That’s not a brag – not really – just more of a jumping point for the topic I want to talk about because I’m not caught up enough yet to provide any more meaningful commentary on current events (sorry, check back tomorrow).
It turns out relaxing is just really difficult at the moment.
Like many people, I turned towards a staycation this year. I did a little exploring of a country I know kind of well, but still not well enough, but I have to admit I still felt the shadow of Covid.
Going for a hike – still the same. Finding out the only open bar for miles doesn’t allow walk-ins anymore – weird.
A trip to the mall – the same. Massive lines outside of stores making things more crowded, not less – weird.
Walking through a bar with a mask on, taking it off to sit down, putting it back on to stand up, running back to the table because I forgot it – takes a little getting used to.
In fact, I’m still getting used to exactly where I should be wearing a mask in general, where I chose to wear one, and why the rules seem a little all over the place.
When you’ve not consistently left the house for a while, even normal stuff feels a little weird.
How’s your staycation been going? Has it been going? Or did you make it away in the end?Let @johnstonjules know, he missed you guys.
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