Personally I'm really glad it's over. Unlike a lot of people I still had to go into work every day, so there was no change there. I was mainly worried about spreading it to my parents and if I was going to get laid off. The only difference was there was nothing to do on the weekends or outside of work, since most places were closed and it was hazardous. I was actually just hoping I wouldn't have to start working from home because then there would be no way to get away from home.
I hope we don't have to do this again. I understand the need to shut down the first time and all because we didn't know what would happen. But at this point I think those especially vulnerable should stay home as much as possible and the rest of us just practice safety and start going out again as we need to, depending on how comfortable we feel. Isolate nursing homes, hospital patients with it, no large gatherings, etc and move on. We can't live like this forever waiting on a vaccine that may never come. There is a better way to do this than lock everyone at home for months on end.
It feels I'm one of the few that's slightly relieved at the notion of no more lockdown. Although no more pandemic would be even better. I somewhat like the outside noise and the option to choose in or out, though I chose in moreso than out. Retail therapy was one of my outlets. Thankfully, my wallet is relieved, safe and sound. I won't be going to any hair salons soon for safety. Or much of anything else for safety. I think, however, I'd rather be out and about now than for that dreaded second wave, like a horrible death tsunami. Call me evil and paranoid. .Eeeeeeeeekkkkkkkk.
I'm with you on that. I just want the freedom to choose too. I have been saving a lot of money too. I am not going to any barber shops and won't be eating in any restaurants for a while either. But I think places should have the option to be open and people have the option to work. Let people make the decision on whether they feel comfortable going out or not.
I just wish the pandemic was over. I'm so tired of hearing about it and all of the fear of things never being the same already. I don't believe it though. Heck, they already almost are around where I am. Not sure yet I consider that a good thing as far as a second wave though. What worries me is people seem to think this is over, and won't wear masks or distance, or forget to, and I worry that will cause another wave. I really hope we don't have one, but I'm kinda like you are, I'd rather take advantage of the freedom now, safely, than not be able to when there is a second wave.
Reading people's comments on the internet, many non-SA people also feel reluctant to return to their usual lives. Staying at home, sleeping in, being able to work on their hobbies or actually spend time with their families became a painful reminder of what life would be like without the yoke of working to live (again, that's just some. There are also plenty of people to whom lockdown meant debt, fear, stress, worse mental health, domestic violence and what-not).
And some of us still had to go to work, we didn't have the option of working at home. Frankly, I didn't want that option. Staying home on the weekends was kind of relaxing, since I did enjoy simpler things rather than going out often. But after two months enough is enough.
And yes, there are lots of other isses you mention. And also health issues, people were afraid to even go to the hospital if they had an emergency. I mean come on, life is not all about the virus.
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I think I'll also feel a bit upset over it but I guess my circumstances are different. I can relate to feeling relief from not having to feel like you need some kind of "exciting lifestyle" while in quarantine.
It felt nice not having to come up with some excuse or magical explanation for why I'm always home bound. God forbid I don't feel like doing anything sometimes.
Now that everyone was in the same boat, it felt nice they couldn't judge me for something they themselves were being put under. They wouldn't accept it under normal circumstances but now that they themselves are stuck doing the same, nothing can be said.
The whole thing has been like a introverted paradise without the stigma being applied.
I posted about this too, how I felt like I didn't feel as if I was missing out or boring during the stay at home. But honestly I got to where I didn't care anymore and it got boring after two months, even one.