Keywords: anxiety , covid , covid19 , lockdown , lonely , new normal , restrictions , social anxiety
I sometimes feel a pang of relief when the few plans that I have get cancelled. I feel a bit guilty about that, like there is an expectation now that I should feel grateful for the opportunities that we have and I must pack my diary to the brim with events and occasions. As an extroverted introvert, I’ve often battled with wanting plans and wanting to cancel plans. I think lockdowns and restrictions took the pressure off this for those like me!https://grimandtonic.home.blog/2021/07/05/anyone-else-feeling-stuck-in-lockdown-limbo
Keywords: at home , garden , savor , summer
In years past, once spring began, I was impatient for summer. I felt it would never arrive. The little sprouts of green in March excited me when they first appeared, but they weren’t enough. I wanted the full floral bloom of July. I wanted petals and blossoms and flower spikes. I wanted blazing stars, daisies, mikweeds, zinnias. I wanted heat and butterflies. I wanted it to be June in April.https://andreabadgley.blog/2021/06/11/slow-down-summer
Like most people, we want at least someone with whom we can talk. We want a friend to cry with, or even laugh with. We need a deep connection with another human, to feel loved and validated.
Unfortunately, we have a few things that get in the way of socializing.