What I Miss About Normal Life

“Only when normal things are not normal anymore, do we realize how special normal things are.” – Anonymous

The most important thing we can do right now is to stay at home. We have a few more weeks to go. Coronavirus lets us miss our daily activities. I don’t mind staying at home. I had spent much of my time indoors, even before. I’m a little happier to be home, though. Advised to stay home, what more can I ask for?

I thought a lot about what I miss in everyday life. There aren’t many things that I miss from everyday life, to be honest. Below are just some of the stuff I miss most.

I miss buying food or running late in the evening to 7-Eleven to grab a snack or a soda. I usually sit up late at night to get my hobbies done. And because I still don’t have a fridge to carry on drinks, I go out in the middle of the night to buy.

I miss setting the alarm and waking up to the alarm.

I miss the office, walking to and from the office daily, rushing to the office and coming home late after a long day at work. I don’t miss the coffee breaks, but I do miss being around my colleagues.

I miss wearing my uniforms and my office shoes, aka sneakers. I miss deciding what to wear on Saturdays (not really). I’m looking forward to going back to my job.

I miss going out and enjoying myself. I miss leaving the house. Though, I still leave the house when I have errands to do outside.

I miss shopping in the mall and going to a grocery store without a queue.
I miss having privacy, having a degree of confidence about the future, and feeling secure. I miss the freedom to do what we want to do and where we want.

I miss having a regular life, vacations, and weekends.

I miss the hugs and kisses. I can’t wait to go home and hug my family. I miss my Dad’s 70th birthday (April 13). I was meant to be home to celebrate my Dad’s birthday.

I miss the quiet mornings. My neighbors appear to be busy in the morning. Some are aggressively playing loud music, slamming their doors, and going on several conversations at once.

I miss the crowd of people and interacting with strangers.

I miss it all.

I miss savoring the normal life again, the pleasure of making a good day.
I miss having a chance to appreciate all the things that we’ve taken for granted.

I miss those times before the pandemic. Things will never revert to the way it used to be before. We live in a different world now. We shouldn’t want life to be like what it is used to be. Pandemic had pushed us to care more about people. We need each other. I don’t want that feeling ever to go away again.