A few weeks ago, Cupcakes and Cashmere had a really great post with the super specific things each team member is looking forward to in 2021 / once we are vaccinated, ETC. I would definitely recommend reading it as it made me feel really optimistic. It inspired me to make my own little list, but I would LOVE to hear yours too.
Travel is obviously a big one. I miss so many things. Falling asleep on an airplane, waking up, even being jet lagged. I miss it all – that exciting feeling of seeing a new city and maybe even getting lost (is it weird to miss things like jet lag and getting lost!?) and talking to strangers. To be super specific: solo travel, sitting at the bar of a restaurant with a book and chatting with the bartender (this is the best way to get off the beaten path recs, in my experience).
Sitting at the bar (on a date!?) for dinner.
Sitting at the bar has always been my favorite. Especially on a date, where maybe you don’t know the person very well yet… it’s casual and easy. And god, I miss dates, looking cute, and just having a good conversation / wondering where the night will take you.
Go for a walk without a mask.
This was something I was able to do in Charleston (on side streets, where sometimes you wouldn’t see another person for 5 minutes). I miss the lightness of walking outside, feeling the sunshine against my face, smiling at people passing by. The feeling of the sun on your face, I miss it.
Working in a place that is not my apartment.
I love my apartment, but I’m kind of also over it. I miss having a spot to go work… be it a coffee shop, restaurant, co-working space, etc. Since I work for myself I don’t necessarily have to get dressed up and go somewhere, but a few days a week it is nice to get dressed and go somewhere else to work.
Going to the movie theatre by myself on a Friday afternoon
Pre-pandemic I didn’t go to the movies much, but whenever I did… it was the best. I’d get a small diet coke (the only place I drink Diet Coke is at the movies?), a delicious snack (pretzel bites are my FAV) and just sit in the dark, zone out, and watch a movie. I love a movie date but I also love taking myself to the movies. It’s pretty great.
What are you looking forward to… once things get back to normal… or “normal-ish!!!”