But this last year put me in this weird situation where I found myself having to be at home all day, every day, after years of trying to avoid it. And you know what? It wasn’t so bad. When I can put my mind on a task, I can really rock it, or at least find some sort of mental peace with it.
I guess here’s what I wonder. When this moment where I can finally leave the house with some regularity happens in the coming future, will I be the same person, having learned that I can in fact survive if I stay inside most days? Or will I feel the compelling potential of being able to exit my home pushing me forth?
I guess what I’m saying is that this 13-month forced excursion in staying home most of the time taught me something I never thought I’d learn—how to be a little less restless. I’m sure it has led to some similar revelations for other folks as well.
As vaccines finally start to spread, let’s take what we’ve learned with us—no matter if we stay home, or are in a sudden rush to leave.