We have officially passed 100 days in lockdown. Yes, we are still in lockdown but the end of the tunnel seems close. We’re now waiting for our state to reach 70% of the adult population to be vaccinated before places start opening and mingling between households will be allowed. The expected date is 11 October.
We had been limited to only travelling 5km from home. If you know Australia, distance makes the heart grow fonder so 5km in some places within Sydney doesn’t actually get you very far or even to your local supermarket. This was lifted a week or 2 ago and now you’re allowed to travel around your local Government area and only for essential things like food or outdoor picnicing which is now allowed if you’re lucky enough to be living in the same parts of Sydney as friends and family. Curfews in some parts of Sydney have been lifted and the 1 hour outdoor exercise per day rule has been lifted (which to me was absurd in the first place).
I’m keen to push through this lockdown and to be able to see my nearest and dearest. There are more plans now to accomodate movement of citizens again. Conversations surrounding these whole lockdowns have been hard to navigate as people feel so strongly on both sides of the fence about everything and anything. I’ve been taken aback by this.
I’m feeling much more hope and motivation to basically live again rather than just surviving the every day. I think this funk has really got to me and I’ve noticed that I’ve been making more and more little errors in my work which has started to fuel my self doubt. Time to take a break.
In my inbox the other day, travel companies have started emailing again. I may have had a look at a few to see what is on offer and started dreaming again. 2022 is looking like a year of opportunity again (touch wood, let’s no jinx it).