Heading out of the front door after lockdown, can be a daunting thought.
For those of us who have been inside our own 4 walls since lockdown began nearly 4 months ago, venturing out into the big wide world can be a worrying time.
I have got used to my surroundings, the safe little bubble i call home, my own space & time, without the interference, thoughts, emotions & feelings of the world around me.
I have protected myself the best I know how during this challenging time & got used to just being with me.
Over the past month, since the easing of the rules I have started opening up my front door (well the garden gate), welcoming the world in, a moment & person at a time.
Welcoming the world back into my life has been an exciting time, I have had my wobbles & my worries, but I have ensured I am safe & also made sure that those that I initially come into 2m distant contact with, have been as cautious & careful as me.
I have now been out of my house a handful of times, since the easing of the rules, to families home/garden, once even to a shop. Which was a great achievement, but also reminded me that I HATE shopping, no matter how quiet, spacious or clean it is or how much time I’ve spent indoors, still not my cuppa tea, unless there’s food & wine to be had at the end of it!!
Lockdown has been a strange & challenging time for us all, some of us will leap out the house & onto the beach like nothing ever happened, some may still not have left the house, some like me will take it one moment at a time. But we must all do what we are comfortable with & what feels right for us, ensuring our health & safety are put first.
So for those of you who have left the house to go to shops, work & live a slightly more normal life than those of us who have shielded Ourselves, please be mindful, kind, as you don’t know what people’s own personal experiences have been through this time.