2021: Learning From Lockdown... Part 3!
Miss Rona really wanted to be that someone, didn't she? Yes! It has taken me more than a month of Sundays to learn from these lockdowns, I am finally seeing the light. 2020 had its plan, maybe in that moment I didn't want to cooperate? Landing back into England, I was not ready for that reverse cultural shock! Going into that first lockdown, I was ready to clap-back! Oh, yes!
Boris had given us one the opportunity to have one hour of exercise each day, that meant walking because every wellness facility had been closed down during that first lockdown. Cue the eye roll moment, people went mad with their visits to the park and green spaces but they were getting stupid. The rules were not being policed and even members of the force were being told not to fine people if they broke a lockdown rule because 'we don't want them to hate us' one officer said. Life had been turned upside down, I wasn't working and needed to find a source of something to get me through the lockdown. I had applied for help, it was approved and continually appreciated. Now in 2021, I feel blessed that the UK government has resources for its citizens, never-mind I had to take a habitual UK citizenship test! My 2020 was upside down without any room to think about the situation, I was beginning to face some down days. Those days have taught me how to appreciate the good times, no question about that! Life's a journey!
My blog blossomed through that first lockdown, I fashioned new series that gave me the chance to space out more consistent content. Not travelling felt awful, I couldn't bring myself to watch any travel documentaries but my previous travel blogs helped soothe that conflict. Feeling independence once more on the 4th of July 2020, the lockdown measures were gradually lifted! I ran to my Brother's to see my Niece and Nephew! With the warmer weather making an appearance, it was nice to spend time out walking along the canal to Walsall. Walking up to 20,000 steps with my Mum from our house to Walsall town centre was something that we enjoyed doing before the temperatures death-dropped to a chilling digit! I found a new appreciate for the canal, being from an area that was famous for the industrial revolution, it was great to show my Chinese friends the charm of the West Midlands canal tow paths through WeChat. I won't lie, it took me a while to get out and about! B, Sheffield had not been forgotten!
Lockdown 2.0? ... Miss Rona Better Don't!