You guys, I am really not a complainer. Honestly, I really do try my best to process emotions internally before I voice them. But holy moly, I miss living life so much.
I can’t be the only one, right? I am on week fourteen, fourteen of being in quarantine, and while things have eased up a bit over the last week we are still very far from any “normal” way of living. & honestly, yesterday was the first day that I really truly lazed around, we all did. My whole family just watched movies all day, and for the first time…well since this whole thing started on March 15th, I let myself think about all the things I really, freaking, miss. In no particular order, here are the things I miss:
I miss hugging my friends. SO DANG MUCH. It’s important to note that my friends and I are not huggers in the least, so admitting to this statement alone is just everything.
I miss not having to have a plan. Every time I leave the house it feels like I’m gearing up for the unknown; mask, gloves and hand sanitizer. I miss just going out into the world and not worrying about what my plan is.
I miss restaurants.
I miss taking the train into work every morning. I miss crowded trains.
I miss not freaking out when I touch a door handle. Honestly though, think about it. How many times have you gone into an elevator, touch the buttons, then touch your phone, then your laptop, then go grab a coffee. SO. MANY. GERMS.
I miss seeing my whole family. I miss family gatherings and playing games and just being near each other.
I miss all the exciting work opportunities I had that got cancelled. From iHeartRadio Secret Sessions, to Award Shows that I would be working, to TV shows that are on pause. I miss being able to grow career wise.
I miss getting dressed up and going out. It’s funny becasue I very rarely did this – but not being able to do this at all makes me miss having the option.
I miss going to church !
I miss going to book stores, and spending hours wandering the aisles.
I miss the places I haven’t been to, the places I’m not sure when I’ll get to visit.
I miss feeling like I had no time.
I miss living life.
You’re probably think the same things as me, maybe some of the things I miss, you do too. Maybe you’re wondering, why post about this? Why use an entire post to complain about what you miss. Well, it’s only when I started writing this that I realized that I am so lucky to have so much to miss. I am so lucky to have a job I love, a commute to work that I can afford. I am so blessed to have a family and group of friends that I love with all that I am. I am so lucky to live a life where every single thing that was listed above is something that I frequently had access to. I know so many who don’t have the same privileges as I do.
So If you’re reading this, I want to know what you miss. I want you to list it below and hopefully, when the reality of quarantine gets you down, look back at it, may it always be a reminder of all that you have to be thankful for.