I hope that you’re all well!
Today I want to share with you my feelings regarding the new roadmap out of lockdown.
When it was announced that, all being well, we should see a return to ‘normality’ from 21st June, I felt a million different things. The overwhelming feeling that I had was one of excitement. Since the beginning of the first lockdown, I’ve been extremely careful. Although not officially told to shield, having Cerebral Palsy means that I’m at greater risk of becoming ill should I contract the virus. The news that there is an end in sight filled me with so much hope. This sense of happiness was heightened the following day as I was given the vaccine, something that I am extremely grateful for.
I also have to say that I did feel a bit nervous when I first heard this news. Not because I think the roadmap is unsafe but because I feel as though it will take me some time to get used to not being as cautious, when it is safe to do so. To elaborate, I won’t stop taking precautionary measures such as regularly sanitising my hands (I did this anyway, pre-COVID) but I think it will take me a while to get used to being able to see friends and family again. That’s okay though, everyone will go at their own pace.
One of the saddest parts of lockdown for me is the fact that I haven’t been able to attend university face to face. Don’t get me wrong, the online provision from my department has been stellar but nothing can replace the feeling of seeing people in real life. I will, however, be applying for the Taught Masters in Film Studies at Warwick so hopefully I’ll be able to gain back some of that time in the department!
Clearly, the dates in the roadmap are subject to change at any time. I hope and pray that they won’t, but we have to do what is needed to keep everyone safe. These are just my feelings about the situation. All feelings are completely valid.
How do you feel about the roadmap? Let me know in the comments below!