Quarantine Diary ‘Update’- It’s Been a Long Month

Ladies and gentlemen, I am here to announce that I have finally reached the point that people keep complaining about, the place where a lot of my friends started. I have finally gone mad! I am insanely bored! I want out! I am looking forward to the days when I can leave my house. I never thought I’d say this but I am excited to go back to my retail job so I can physically interact with people. A month ago, I was fine. The lock-down was basically my “paid teaching recess” but at least during other teaching recesses, I had the option to leave (I’d just choose not to take it).

I’ve been making this plan in my head of just going somewhere every day during level 2 so I am not in my house all day. I think the teaching recess has hit me hard because I’ve had very little Uni work to do and not being able to leave my house means I have nothing to do. I am imagining my lecturers and friends reading this and questioning how I pulled that off… I have no clue, sorry.

I’ve unintentionally developed this routine of waking up, eating breakfast, watching something on my laptop, eating lunch, watching the COVID-19 announcement, watching more stuff on my laptop, eat dinner and watch the Big Bang Theory on Netflix (again) with my family, listen to music then go to bed. Things like talking to my friends, watching Cash Trapped (a British quiz show) with my Mum, exercising (once a week) and occasionally going outside spice things up a touch but as much as I love my Mum, you aren’t enough anymore (but at least you get to leave and go to work in level 3, lucky).

I’m not looking forward to having to do this for another 2 weeks while in level 3 and maybe even longer if things turn to shit again. However, if the numbers are anything to go by, I think it will be fine. It has to be… right?


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