The 10 Things That I am Looking Forward To Post Coronavirus

27 June 2020


I still can't get over the fact a virus stopped the world dead in its tracks for about four months now. I just find that absolutely bizarre. Sometimes I have days where I look back on life pre-coronavirus and I honestly can't remember what we did. Even reading books and reading that people shake hands or hug or pile into packed trains is something I cannot comprehend. I realise that is probably an exaggeration but I just find the whole thing absolutely mad! I'm well aware we're not out of this yet but as lockdown has been eased a little bit more over the past week I thought I would list 10 things I am looking forward to post lockdown/quarantine.

1. Seeing Friends and Family
I'm quite lucky in the sense that I actually live with my parents and my younger brother still but I still miss seeing my friends who don't live relatively close to me and certain members of my extended family like my little cousins and my aunts and uncle etc. I can't wait for the day when I can see everyone I love again. Like majority of other people I am more excited about this part and actually being able to hug them than the pubs reopening if I am being totally honest. *cough Boris cough*.

2. Going To The Theatre Again
The theatre is somewhere I consider to be my happy place. A place I go to laugh or cry or do both. A place where I can escape from all my troubles and worries and be totally absorbed into a new world, a new story and beautiful music. I've met some of my closest friends through theatre and music. It's no big secret that Covid has had a major affect on this industry. Whenever it recovers I will be there front and centre and I cannot wait. I've made it my goal that when the theatre opens I won't just go to my favourite shows but I'll also broaden my horizons and visit all the shows I haven't seen before. Supporting this industry and helping it to bounce back better than ever is definitely high on my priority list. 

3. Travelling
It wouldn't be right to leave this off the list. The industry I work in is solely based on travel and being able to get on a plan and fly to a new destination is something that I am really looking forward to, obviously depending on the government guidelines and advice. I may do a staycation this year and just travel domestically within the UK as it's something I've not really done before and I think it may be quite nice. I am lucky enough to have friends and family all around the country so just need to wait and see what the government advice will be. If you haven't seen the post where I spoke about all the places I want to visit when all this is over then click HERE

4. Going Back To Work 
On the 23rd June it marked 5 years since I started working for British Airways. I can't believe how quick it's gone. 5 years is quite a big deal within my company as it's when we get our annual concessions and it just makes the whole 5 years of hard work worth it. I absolutely love my job, not just for the reason that it allows me to travel a lot but I work with so many amazing people who I've not been able to see for months and even though we still speak occasionally it's just not the same. I can't wait till I'm back in work doing what I love with the best team.

5. Getting My Eyebrows & Nails Done 
I got my nails done about a week before we went into lockdown and my eyebrows way before then. My gel nails came off about 2 months ago and I did let my nails grow a little bit before anxiety crept back in and I started to bite them again which isn't good however I'm making it my goal to not bite them from now onwards. My eyebrows have never been something I've touched myself. I've always got them waxed or threaded as I'm scared I'll do a Georgia from 'Angus, Thongs & Perfect Snogging' and shave half of them off. I have recently bought a little epilator type thing from Ella Glow recently which is helping keep those pesky little hairs at bay which makes me feel a bit more human.

6. Shopping For New Clothes 
I know the shops have recently opened up and I know that I can order online however being on furlough I've made it my aim to save as much money as I can so that I can revamp my wardrobe when it's safer than it is now to do so. I don't really like the idea of queuing for hours on end just to browse a shop. I also prefer to have a look and feel of what the item is like before I buy it and ordering online to send it back if it doesn't suit me is just super time consuming and I am just not about that life.

7. Look For A New Place 
I turn 29 in August and even though I'm not embarrassed (although I have been made to feel like I should be) I have lived at home with my family for years. I moved out when I went to university and then moved back in and have been here ever since. I have a brother with learning difficulties and both my parents did shift work and because they worked on the same day, at the same time it meant that I often had to be here for my brother so it just made sense for me to stay home. Now that my Dad is retired it just seems like the perfect opportunity to find my own place and finally gain that independence I so desperately need because there will always be someone home for my brother. 

8. Join A Gym/Get A PT 
I'm sure it'll come as no huge shock to you when I say that throughout this lockdown and quarantine period I have definitely gained a pound or two as I'm sure most of you reading this also have and losing weight is definitely something I need to do. I just want to look and feel my best self and currently I do not like or enjoy how I feel or what I see when I look in the mirror. Probably a tad dramatic but I'm sure a few of you reading this will have felt the same at times. Focusing on my health is going to be a big part of the next six months. 2020 will be a success yet! 

9. Keep Up The Lockdown Reading Habit 
Throughout lockdown I have read over 30 books. I know that might seem a bit excessive to some but reading has always been something I loved to do. My Dad & Late Grandmother were also big readers so I guess I developed this love for them. Obviously working a lot and socialising with friends meant that I didn't really read as much as I could have done and by joining a book club and discovering some old favourites in my house it is definitely something I want to keep up for good. It's just the perfect remedy for reducing stress and escaping reality for a bit. 

10. Appreciate Life More 
Another thing that this time has taught me is just how much I have taken for granted. From going on day trips with friends, to being able to hope on a plane and travel anywhere I wanted these are things we never, ever had to think deeply about before but now it is all we do and the things that didn't used to matter before now matter so much more. We only get one life after all. Living it to the fullest should be top of the priority list.

There you have 10 things I am looking forward to post lockdown/quarantine etc. Don't worry I am not under the illusion these things will happen soon. I'm well aware we are talking about end of this year, possibly beginning of next year before we will be able to live our lives the way we want to but there is nothing wrong with hope and having something to look forward to. Right now I'm still going to keep that 2 metres distance, wear a face mask when I'm out and about and try and enjoy this time off that the vast majority are having because let's be honest; we won't get this downtime again until we retire. 

What are the things you are looking forward to when this is all over? 
Hugs and Kisses

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  1. This is so true at the moment and I do have to agree we will never again have the time off work we've experienced over the last three months. I personally can't wait to be able to not only see my partner in Canada because we are kept apart with current border closures, but to see my nieces and nephews and give them a big huge hug each, I missed so much of their lives already through silly family arguments, I only got them back in my life last year and they all growing so fast. I will be pleased to go back to work just for something to do but won't be hitting my place of work for a night out anytime soon.

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