For months I longed for nothing but social interaction. I felt trapped in my house and just wanted to be back out in the world. Now, most parts of my life are back to “normal”. Don’t get me wrong, I am excited and so grateful that we are where we are and it seems that the pandemic is slowing, but diving right back into life has me feeling a little bit anxious and overwhelmed.

Everything was so uncertain for so long. Even though it wasn’t always pleasant I got used to being home all of the time and wearing masks when I occasionally left the house. I felt safe and like I had control. To me, it feels like everything has ended just as quickly as it started, and I can’t help but feel just a little uneasy from time to time. I felt completely naked the first time I walked into a store without a mask on.

More than anything, I am feeling exhausted. Life was slow and quiet for longer than it ever had been for me. A major silver lining of the shut down was being able to take a step back and rest like I never have before. These days everything is back to business. I feel like I have been going non-stop for weeks and I am starting to feel run down. Life must go on, but there has to be a balance between nothing and everything. I am still learning what that looks like.

I think it’s easy to fall into the cycle of wanting what you don’t have. When life is busy, I crave peace. When life is slow, I crave activity. There has been a lot to learn from what we all have experienced over the last year and a half. My hope is that we can all learn to slow down a little bit in life and be grateful for what we have in the moment.


Leave a reply

Copyright ©2024SheTaxi All rights reserved


We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.


Log in with your credentials


Forgot your details?

Create Account