Throughout this quarantine, I haven’t had much to look forward to, like most people. Sure, I can go to Chick-Fil-A like I normally do, but the process is much different than usual and of course I can’t bring a friend with me to pig out on fast food due to social distancing. I’m starting to miss the little things that I was able to do before, but can’t do now. I’m missing simple car rides with loved ones or friends. I’m regretting ever telling my friends “no” to a movie night because I was too tired or “no” to grabbing Taco Bell with them late at night.
The ice cream place up the street from me finally opened up after being closed for a while due to COVID-19. I can’t express in words how excited I was, but I never thought I’d be so thrilled like a child for an ice cream place to open up. Of course I will wear a mask and keep a safe distance, but I’m so happy I have something to look forward to once in a while. I think seeing things starting to open up is leaving me feeling iffy. I’m happy things are going back to a somewhat normal way, but I also think it’s a little soon for certain places to be opening to the public. I think for now beaches should stay closed, but small businesses can slowly start opening one step at a time.
For now, all we can do is stay safe and appreciate the things we had before, but no longer have access to for the time being. I can’t wait to go on random adventures with my friends again and to see all of my family members.