Hi my sweet friends, I took a teeny break last week, I was feeling a little overwhelmed and very uninspired to start writing any of the scheduled posts I had in my calendar. I had something else ready for today, but I feel like it’s only fair that today I give you all a little update on how my quarantine is going.
I can’t believe it’s been sixteen weeks since I arrived back home from the cancelled JUNO Awards, and Canada as a whole entered into a state of emergency. I can’t believe that it’s June 29th, where did the last almost four months go? I can’t believe that Toronto has entered into phase 2 of re-opening and malls, restaurants and hairdressers are now open. It feels weird to even begin to think that we are now at a place where we don’t have to feel guilty for seeing family and friends. As shocking as this might be for some of you, I STILL really don’t hate quarantine, I am still loving this time off and do think that this is what we all needed. I am still working out very often, which is become a huge part of my new normal. I can’t express to you guys how nice it is to just feel strong, and quite honestly to feel the healthiest I’ve ever felt. I have most recently started a challenge called couch to 5k, which is a 9 week program to build stamina and prepare you to run a 5k. I will have a blog post on that coming later this next month but who knew that long distance running would now be my thing.
The last time I wrote an update I spoke a lot about the idea of temptation. With summer in full swing it’s hard not to want to be outside, or at a cottage with friends. I know my group of friends is really annoyed that we have SO MUCH free time and saved up money but still not really able to go away to a cottage together or camping for a couple days in the foreseeable future. It doesn’t make it easier that there are so many people walking around like COVID doesn’t exist anymore. I’ve seen so many people on my socials with large groups of friends, at crowded beaches and parks, spending weekends away at the cottages and not maintaining any type of a distance. While I completely understand that this is the way the world is likely going to be for the next year, I can’t help but feel a little annoyance and a lot of anger towards them, I just want this virus to be eliminated I don’t want to learn how to live with it. I have family members that can’t learn to live with it when it means their life or their death. I don’t take that lightly. But at the same time, I want to take advantage of what I can get, becasue even though we have so many limitations, this shouldn’t be an excuse to not live life to the fullest. It’s confusing, it’s mind-fucking, it’s all consuming thoughts. It’s a hard predicament, it’s a hard situation for all of us to be put in. It’s hard to weigh out options if having that drink at that patio could result in taking someones life. I know that’s an extreme but it’s also not an extreme at all just becasue things are opening doesn’t mean the virus is less life threatening when we were in lockdown. I saw a post on instagram, and it really resonated with me. It said.
Remember, things are opening up becasue they are worried about the economy, not becasue they are worried about your health.
Doesn’t that hit different? Doesn’t that make you think a little harder before you leave the house to meet your friends, or head to the mall for the first time in months?
As always, I wish you all safety and good health. I hope each of you are making smart choices and taking care where ever you go. I’d love to know your thoughts on this, and would love to know how you are embarking out into the world again, if you are.
Sending love, always.