What’s it gonna be like now?

Recently I have realised that, since the UK is slowly leaving the lockdown situation (emphasis on the slowly), it’s time to start getting back to normal – but what is normal?

I can’t speak for everyone but I can say that I definitely have lost myself a little bit over quarantine: lack of skin care and mindfulness reflection; basically not really taking care of myself. A healthy diet has pretty much left the building right now and I am finding it hard to get out of bed to do online schooling every day (although I only have a couple days left of that) and to take care of myself.

Well, it’s time to wake up and start doing all of that again. I think that as soon as I am officially in the ‘summer holidays’ (though that’s what the last 15 weeks have felt like, minus the socialising and partying), I will feel more myself because i have the time to do what i want again, instead of being tied down 8.30-4 every day for online lessons.

Our nation is so close for a full-release so it is time to start being happy and positive, looking forward to the light at the end of the tunnel (we are so close to reaching that!). At the start of quarantine, this was my exact attitude and it was like that for almost a full year, then I hit a slump, like I’m sure we all have, mid-way through lockdown and only now am I picking myself back up again. The summer is here and now we can meet more people, restaurants are opening, and hopefully planes are coming and going too. We have so much to look forward!

I also think that this sudden realisation has come from the fact that I only have one year left at school (even though it still feels like I am in year 10 – i’m stuck in that year for some reason!) and so I must start making the most out of everyday. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first or last year of anything or not, start being more positive and make the most out of your day (whilst also taking the occasional break). My last year at school is going to be a good year, since there are lots of opportunities to make your name remembered; you can make a change.

It’s adamant that you make the most of every day because what’s the point otherwise? Learn to enjoy the pure joy that is living and find that positivity in every day! There is always more good than bad, remember that.

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