Post Lock-Down

The lock down in Scotland has finally come to an end. Well almost. Some shops are still closed as well as gyms, beauty salons etc… When I drove home yesterday, the place I live was filled with tourists and it looked like any other ordinary summer- as if nothing has changed!

I am back to work and it is really tough! I am still in hospitality and everything has to be deep cleaned due to the pandemic! The future is unclear as the hotel needs to let go of staff from all areas. I am not concerned though. When one door shuts another will open- is how I think.

I really appreciated staying at home. It gave me time to actually try to breath and spend time with my family. Sure in the end I would have loved to go somewhere else but it was what it was and we all made the best of it. No big sacrifice!

But what it has shown me, is how much I miss to have my friends around! And I am not talking about going out on a drink binge. No. What I mean are the daily things you would do like grocery shopping, walks, exercise, talk and have a laugh about everything and nothing! I just miss enjoy my friends company!

I don’t have that here. I am too busy with work to actually try to join activities to make friends. And than there is the thing about me being picky when it comes to friends! I am one of the few who has a handful of real friends and the rest are more acquaintances!

Of course I am in contact via WhatsApp and Facebook. With some on a daily basis with other less and I live in the fear that they might drift away from me…

But hey, that’s life, right?

Right now, I am sitting in my kitchen. The sun is shining through the window, begging me to come out and tend to the jungle of a garden, but the shouts of my vegan, gluten free mac & cheese are louder!


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