In a Nutshell

I was talking with a friend earlier in the week about our Fourth of July weekends, and I had asked her how the rest of theirs went. Her response was refreshingly honest, literally caused me to laugh out loud, and felt comforting. “Not really. . .” she said. As in, they didn’t really enjoy their weekend. And honestly, we couldn’t have agreed more.

I didn’t even realize how much I really needed to hear someone speak so frankly about this all until she said the words. Has life been good to us? Without a doubt. And please don’t take any of this in the wrong way, because we absolutely live a blessed and beautiful life. But have I particularly enjoyed anything about these past four months? Not really.

I would have loved to have spent some time with family. We would have loved to have traveled anywhere. Ryan would love to be back at work. Heck, he would just love to be able to take out our garbage and recycling without having to mask up, and then decontaminate. I love our life, and I wouldn’t trade it for a second. But at the very same time, it kind of feels like I would give just about anything to be able to get away, to hug my parents, and to literally have a change of scenery that does not include our bedroom, living room or kitchen.

So in a nutshell, this past week was pretty much the very same as every other past week that we’ve had for the past four months. It was productive, it was quiet, and it was rather boring. Would I categorize these weeks under “enjoyable?” Well, as my friend said, not really. Not in the grander scheme of life enjoyment. But I know we’ll get there. We will beat this virus, normalcy will return, and our “not really’s” will quickly transform into something far better.

How has life been for you?

How do you feel like you are coping with all of these extended changes? Have you started to feel stir crazy? Are you able to work from home, or are you still waiting for your place of work to reopen? Do you feel like these past few months have taken a toll on you? Please share with me your personal experience + know that we are all in this together!

2 Replies to “In a Nutshell”

  1. It’s amazing-in some ways these past 4 months have flown by, and in other ways they’ve been completely sluggish. And I’ve adapted to my new routine but not at the same time. I’m mostly just tired of waiting for this pandemic to pass in a significant way and to not be wondering if places will close again or if I can get on a plane without feeling anxious to visit family again. For me, the waiting is the worst of it all.

    1. The waiting game really is the worst Ashley, I completely agree with you. The waiting, and the not knowing. I keep working to keep a positive attitude about this whole situation, but I’m not going to lie, I’ve definitely been tested!

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