• Life Lately

    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 stay at home. We have got a couple more weeks to go. Coronavirus lets us miss our daily activities. Well, I don’t mind staying at home. I spent a lot of my time indoors, even before that. I’m a little happier to be at home, though. Advised to stay home, what more can I ask for?

    I thought a lot about what I miss in everyday life. There are not many things that I miss in my everyday life, to be honest. Below are just some of the things I miss the most.

    I miss buying food or running late in the evening to 7-Eleven to grab a snack or a soda. Usually, I sit up late at night to get my hobbies done. And because I still don’t have a refrigerator 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 every day, rushing to the office and coming home late after a long day at work. I don’t miss the coffee breaks, but I miss being around my colleagues.

    I miss wearing my uniforms and my office shoes, sneakers. I miss choosing what to wear on Saturdays (not really). I am looking forward to going back to work.

    I miss going out and enjoying myself. I miss leaving the house. Though, I still leave the house when I have to do some errands 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 the daily life, the vacations, and the weekends.

    I miss the hugs and kisses. I cannot wait to go home and hug my family. I missed 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 everything.

    I miss savoring the everyday life again, the joy of having a good day.

    I miss having a chance to appreciate all the things that we have taken for granted.

    I miss those times before the pandemic. Things will never revert to the way it used to be before. We are living in a different world now. We should not want life to be like what it is used to be. Pandemic has pushed us to take better care of people. We need each other out there. I do not want that feeling to go away again.