How did you live your best life before all the craziness of Covid and how do you live your best life today, as we try to get back to some sort of normalcy?
For me, I can’t even envision my previous life of no care, doing exactly what needed to be done, or whatever I wanted to do without a thought of how my little sniffle might impact others, or how my behavior might impact others. I’ve always been that person in a grocery line though who will talk to you because ‘we are all here on this planet and are not a single unit.’ So that has not changed between pre-Covid and Covid and now.
During Covid I found that I lived my best life being where I wanted to be which was to not interact with anyone. I’ve always found in person socialization exhausting. More happy to be the observer.
With that though, and the reason I am back in South Carolina, was to spend time with my mother who I had not consistently seen for the previous 20 years. I’m happy to say that she is still with us about 74 miles away. With Covid I’ve not been able to visit her as often as I wanted to. When I do I go through protocols (for me) to quarantine, get tested, go visit, come back, quarantine, and get tested again so I know I’m not impacting anyone else.
Four months into Covid, with all gyms closed, a Pilates studio nearby opened back up with reformers 6 feet apart. That was a godsend. We are back to 3 feet apart and careful still not to breathe on each other. Pilates has been a respite.
I will say I am still wary of going into a movie theater or into a restaurant. I’ve been to a barbecue place in Gaffney, South Carolina out in the country where you have to read the room. I’ve gone in and not put my mask on knowing what ‘color’ of the country I’m in. I don’t want any debates in that setting. I did have a server once who said in her most southern drawl “I ain’t scared of no Covid“.
Any how …
How did and do you live your life?