Look. I know this pandemic sucks. The new normal is awful. Masks are the worst. When will this end? And now with the second wave, we may be facing another stay at home order. Plus it’s cold now so outdoors isn’t an option.
That being said…you’ve been in lockdown since March 2020 while I’ve been in it since October 2018. I was in Pennsylvania a week before my surgery, and the Netherlands earlier that month.
I’ve had people say some pretty insensitive things to me. I totally know it wasn’t said out of malice but it still stings.
The first is travel. Everyone says they miss it. I have close friends that are retired but had to cancel two trips. They worked hard their whole lives but cannot travel now. For me, I haven’t gone this long without a trip since I was a teenager. I just get offended because this affects everyone.
Second, when this began someone said to “well you’re used to this.” Yes my life changed October 27, 2018. But pre-stay at home I was going to movies, workout classes, dinner out with friends…hell right before the shutdown I took the train downtown with my mom to get lunch with coworkers!
So yes. I’m “disabled.” But I’m still very social and it pisses me off when people assume just because I’m recovering I lounge around. Just like everyone else I am watching more TV and reading more these days. But I’m also dreaming of how things used to be…just like everyone else.