Missing Life before Covid-19

Five months. That’s how long we’ve been dealing with this pandemic. We stayed home, we followed the government-issued lockdowns, what we thought of our normal lives back then is now replaced with our “new normal”.

The first few months, I would say were easy for me. Despite the fear that Covid-19 brings, I was mostly grateful to be able to do what I was aiming for for the longest time – to work at home and be with the kids 24/7. But man, five months into this and I realize how hard it is. I was getting antsy, the kids drive me nuts, I miss my personal space, I miss my quiet time, I miss dressing up, wear make-up and have a separate life apart from being ‘MOM’.

Along with that, I also miss going out. My side of the family is big on celebrations and get-togethers. There was never a month in a year that we don’t visit my parents or meet somewhere to catch up. During this five-month quarantine period, we only saw my parents and siblings once. We’re not yet sure when the next one would be.

As I was looking at old photos the other day, I realized that we lived 2019 to the fullest without us knowing that 2020 would be like this. We had major changes in 2019, moving to our own place, kids changing schools, starting this blog, starting the crayon business. We also went to many new places last year, spent more time with family, created memories.

So, let this post be a look-back on how 2019 was a great year with the hope that we’d get to live that way again when this pandemic is over.

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