There now seems to be a light at the end of the Lockdown tunnel. I read an interesting article on Vice last week, about being afraid of going back to normal life after lockdown. Perhaps I was just in a reflective mood, but this article really made me think about what my life was going to be like post-lockdown. It can be a rather daunting thought, given that we have got so used to the “new normal”.
I was particularly interested in the fact that our lives are unnecessarily frantic. I know that in my own pre-lockdown life, I always had to be doing something. Whether it’s work, socialising or studying. I’ve realised that I don’t need to constantly be busy. It fills me with a certain amount of dread when I think about having to go back to the same frantic life. I have made a vow to myself that I need to be slightly selfish, and make more time for myself and the things I love.
Like many other people, however, I am filled with worry and stress for what my future holds. I finish my degree in December, and I’m worried about my job prospects and the uncertainty. I’m aware that employers may not be looking to employ new people, especially after the rise unemployment. I think these sorts of feelings are valid for everyone, and understand I’m not alone with them.
One thing is for sure though, I cannot wait for a life after lockdown where I can hug my family and friends. Where we can laugh, dance and sing (after a few too many) together… and all in REAL life. However daunting life post-lockdown may be, we also have a lot to be grateful for, and to look forward to.