What I Miss

You guys, I am really not a complainer. Honestly, I really do try my best to process emotions internally before I voice them. But holy moly, I miss living life so much.

I can’t be the only one, right? I am on week fourteen, fourteen of being in quarantine, and while things have eased up a bit over the last week we are still very far from any “normal” way of living. & honestly, yesterday was the first day that I really truly lazed around, we all did. My whole family just watched movies all day, and for the first time…well since this whole thing started on March 15th, I let myself think about all the things I really, freaking, miss. In no particular order, here are the things I miss:

I miss hugging my friends. SO DANG MUCH. It’s important to note that my friends and I are not huggers in the least, so admitting to this statement alone is just everything.

I miss not having to have a plan. Every time I leave the house it feels like I’m gearing up for the unknown; mask, gloves and hand sanitizer. I miss just going out into the world and not worrying about what my plan is.

I miss restaurants.

I miss taking the train into work every morning. I miss crowded trains.

I miss not freaking out when I touch a door handle. Honestly though, think about it. How many times have you gone into an elevator, touch the buttons, then touch your phone, then your laptop, then go grab a coffee. SO. MANY. GERMS.

I miss seeing my whole family. I miss family gatherings and playing games and just being near each other.

I miss all the exciting work opportunities I had that got cancelled. From iHeartRadio Secret Sessions, to Award Shows that I would be working, to TV shows that are on pause. I miss being able to grow career wise.

I miss getting dressed up and going out. It’s funny becasue I very rarely did this – but not being able to do this at all makes me miss having the option.

I miss going to church !

I miss going to book stores, and spending hours wandering the aisles.

I miss the places I haven’t been to, the places I’m not sure when I’ll get to visit.

I miss feeling like I had no time.

I miss living life.

You’re probably think the same things as me, maybe some of the things I miss, you do too. Maybe you’re wondering, why post about this? Why use an entire post to complain about what you miss. Well, it’s only when I started writing this that I realized that I am so lucky to have so much to miss. I am so lucky to have a job I love, a commute to work that I can afford. I am so blessed to have a family and group of friends that I love with all that I am. I am so lucky to live a life where every single thing that was listed above is something that I frequently had access to. I know so many who don’t have the same privileges as I do.

So If you’re reading this, I want to know what you miss. I want you to list it below and hopefully, when the reality of quarantine gets you down, look back at it, may it always be a reminder of all that you have to be thankful for.

15 thoughts on “What I Miss

  1. I can totally relate to missing the feeling of just going out and not having a plan or having to prepare for it! Such a weird time we’re in

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  2. What a beautifully positive spin on missing things! In Australia restrictions are starting to ease up but I really miss being able to go out without a plan too. Lazy adventures are my favourites and not being able to leave the house for anything other than essentials really makes me miss open ended days xx

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    1. Thank you Mia! Exactly – I miss just having opened ended days of fun and adventure, especially since the weather in Canada has been getting so lovely. xo


  3. There are some things I have not missed. Being packed like sardines on the bus or tube for example.
    But yes I am definitely missing hugs and meeting friends for coffee or dinner. I miss charity shops. I find amazing designer clothes in local charity shops. I have not seen my family for months although we talk all the time.

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  4. Aw I love this post hun and what a beautiful wrap up. It’s okay, each day is a day closer to life getting back to living, and you have so much to look forward to.

    I also miss restaurants and travel and adventures especially. I miss cuddling my family, like you say, hugs with friends. I just wanna be able to give my baby nephew a proper cuddle also!!! & to just do things with ease, go out to nightclubs, to the pubs etc. I’m looking forward to all that but also grateful for this opportunity I’ve had to grow and develop, and to realise what brings me true happiness.

    Thanks for sharing hun ❀


  5. I LOVE this post! I didn’t see it as complaining at all, more like a love letter to the pre-quarantine times! 😊 Your conclusion is so cute, I think that by remembering all those little things we missed we can truly appreciate them and take some time to be grateful for them!

    So, here is my small list:
    – I miss restaurant too, so much !
    – I miss wearing makeup and make myself pretty
    – I miss walking straight in the street and not making deviations to avoid being too close to people
    – I miss going out so easily without worrying about having a mask or hand sanitizer
    – I miss being close to my friends

    But one thing I really don’t miss: crowded places!
    I loved this post, I might try to write something similar soon! 😊

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    1. Aww thank you for this very sweet comment !!! I don’t miss crowded trains and places either hahaha that’s probably the one good thing that’s come out of this. Hope you’re well, xo

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