Like with everything these days, the days are quickly whizzing by.
Just like that, it is the last day of January 2021.
I know that I am always happy for the weekend to come along, but the speed by which the week goes by is sometimes really just surprising. (Which just also means the weekend goes by too fast, as well.)
What can’t come fast enough is the return of normalcy to our lives. It has been 10 months since we first had the community quarantine in the Philippines, but it seems the end of this is still nowhere in sight.
Although my family and I are really grateful we are all safe and doing ok right now, I also cannot help but miss the days when we were free to go where ever, to meet whom ever, and to do what ever we want. I miss the travelling and respite from our everyday, routinary lives. I miss seeing and talking to my friends in person. I miss the weekly outing to the market with my Mama (she has to stay home, of course, and so we just content ourselves with exchanging commentaries while watching afternoon Asian novelas on free tv). I miss the spontaneity and the spur-of-the-moment decisions of what to do or where to go whenever cabin fever hits. I even miss the day-to-day routine of driving to and from the office, can you believe it? (but not as much)
But… it is what it is. We cannot sacrifice health and life for a few hours of self-satisfaction. Not now, not ever. So for now, we do what every responsible citizen on the world must do, and wait it out.