Another day of staying at home due to the pandemic, another day of missing all my favorite things out in the real world. I am very thankful that I have a home to be able to ride this out in, however, I am so tired of ordering to-go food or getting food delivered to my home. I want to go out in public, I want to go to the store, I want to see my friends and not just over Zoom calls.
So here are some things I am missing the most from when life was normal. (B.C.) (before corona)
1. I miss going out to restaurants.Giphy
I miss going out for appetizers and drinks with all my friends! I want to put on some too tight jeans, sit in a crowded corner booth of a dimly light, over-priced restaurant and talk shit with all my besties. I can't wait for the first Happy Hour when life is back to normal. I never thought I'd say this, but I am sick of drinking wine at home alone, I need a trendy new place stat.
2. I miss going to the beach.Giphy
Like queen Nene Leakes is doing in this gif, I want to go to the beach and twerk with my friends. I miss being able to lay out on the sand with a margarita and just kick it with my homies. The minute all this craziness is over I am sprinting to the beach with my whole crew in tow.
3. I miss people watching.Giphy
You can sit on a park bench, an outside table at a restaurant or literally anywhere in public and people-watch. I miss just seeing strangers pass me by while I'm imagining their lives. You can see some colorful characters depending on where you look, and its always interesting to see people so different than yourself. This sounds like a weird one but I promise it's not.
4. I miss my other family members.Giphy
Myself, like most people, have been cooped up with their family, but not their extended family. Of course, I love my parents but I miss my nieces, my grandparents, cousins, and many other people. I miss being able to see my other family members whenever, wherever I wanted.
5. I miss life being normal.Giphy
As if life is ever normal, but more normal than what it is today. I miss talking about things other than this virus. I miss being able to think about going on trips, or even making plans at all. Even though we have little human interaction in these times, any interaction I do get, Corona is always brought up. I just miss making small talk about the weather, traffic, world news, celebrities, literally anything other than Corona.