Lockdown day 1: Cor-oh-no you didn’t!
Coronavirus. Covid19. Two phrases that two months ago meant nothing to us. Now they dictate our lives. As of last night, BoJo put us on an unofficial lockdown. Something which, in my opinion, should have been done weeks ago.
The news of the lockdown hasn’t really affected my day to day too much as I had decided to self-isolate with Jace anyway. The virus is still in its early stages, unpredictable and aside from the potential for Jace and I to be carriers, it would break my heart if anything happened to my little boy.
Negatives of lockdown.
There are obviously down sides, such as having to close the gym which brings its own set of financial stresses, not being able to visit our parents, my nana’s funeral where there were a limited number of people able to attend and strictly no hugging. I mean the reality is the negatives of the lockdown are all anybody is talking about. However, it is for the greater good. There is no point in stressing about what we cannot control. Instead, we are trying to focus on all of the good that can come out of this lockdown.
Positives of lockdown.
As with every cloud there is a silver lining. All you have to do is look for it.
Writing is something that I have always done and has always brought me a sense of peace. As a little girl, I wrote a daily diary. As an adult, I blog.
Through this lockdown, I want to write more. One of my favorite bloggers, Lydia Millen has inspired this. She is doing a daily series called ‘Life & Style Diaries’. Which is basically short daily blogs where she showcases an outfit and talks about some of the things that have happened during her day. I’m going to start a similar series, I’m not sure what I am going to call it yet though. One of the positives to come from this lockdown is having the time to do that.
Also, since having Jace I feel like we have been non-stop on the go visiting people and getting out and about. I’ve always been a girl that’s constantly on the go so it has never bothered me. That being said, since being forced to stay indoors, I am really enjoying having family time. Just myself, Chris, Jace and Romeo. The only time we leave the house is to go for our daily dog walk in the morning when the air is still so fresh and the rest of the world is still sleeping. Perk of having an 11 week old. At this point, I don’t even miss sleep. Aside from that, we are now home together all day and honestly, it’s the best thing ever. I truly appreciate how fortunate this makes me.
No, I don’t mean eating all of our lockdown food in the first day – tempting as it is. I mean cooking. Cooking is something I have never really been good at but always wanted to be. With eating out and ordering in being that much less accessible now, you know because we can’t leave the house, there’s no better time to figure out this cooking malarkey. Watch out Gordon!
How are you guys feeling about the new lockdown rules. What positives can you take from it?