When everything shut down in the state in March, I barely left my house, mostly out of fear. I’ll be honest: I was so nervous and anxious about going out in public when COVID first hit. I didn’t leave the house until the beginning of May for my first outing into the world. My mom took me to Walgreens when she had to pick up a few things.
I’m getting better about leaving the house and going out places. It’s not as scary as I once thought it was and doing “normal” things makes me feel a little more at ease, but still remembering we’re in the middle of a pandemic.
Some normal things I’ve done:
- Gone to the library multiple times
- Got an oil change for my SUV
- Got a hair cut (for the first time in five months)
- Went to the grocery store
- Got a coffee at Dunkin’ (YES I drink coffee now!!!!)
- Got ice cream a handful of times
- Went blueberry picking
- Went to the package store
My state has been in a mask mandate since the end of March/beginning of April, so it’s kind of second nature now to wear one when I leave the house. My mom made a bunch of fabric ones for herself, my dad, and myself, and all of mine are reversible, so I have options to match my outfits. I like that I feel more comfortable going out now and that I’m not missing out on things I enjoy doing, like going to the library.
What are some normal things you’ve done during the pandemic?