Coming Out of Covid Is Weirding Me Out

woman in front of a laptop with a teams meeting showing on it on a kitchen table at home
(Not actually me but similar 😋)

Anyone else having trouble coming out of the pandemic? People have started dropping some of the safety requirements in my area, and I’m not sure I’m ready.

Here are some of the things I’m not quite ready for:

  • Not wearing masks around people
    (I’m the type who has stress dreams about forgetting my mask, so suddenly deliberately not wearing one is very weird.)
  • Going back to the office
    (but I like working from home!)
  • Having get-togethers in person again
    (Anyone else’s social anxiety up its game in the past year?)
  • Dressing like a real person
    (Sweats and pajamas should be fair game. Just sayin’)
  • In-person meetings
    (Not being able to chat my coworkers during or make faces that aren’t seen because my camera is off, dress clothes, make up,… and so much more)

Yes, I feel like a whiny child, but come on! Although I’m not sure why, I adapted really strongly to this change, and I’m a little afraid people are gonna 180º on some of it – just flip it right back to the way it used to be. And I’m really not sure I’m ready for that. A slow transition would definitely be better for me!

Please, tell me I’m not alone in this. 😅


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