Saturday 12 June 2021

What will normal look like post lockdown?

In the UK, we are all hoping for a positive announcement on Monday, that lockdown restrictions will be removed.

After over a year of uncertainty and being disconnected from friends and family, we are approaching a time which is being described as normal. We will be back to normal!

Do you have a picture of what normal should be? 

The normal we lived in 2019? The busyness. The rushing about chasing down who knows what! The latest fashion look? The latest interior design?

Was our previous normal based on truth or on some stereotypical concoction made up by advertising agencies? Had we taken on a lie?

Is that why when things happen to change the ‘normal’ we’re living, we don’t acknowledge that we need to learn how to live with the new version because neither the previous version nor the new version fit the picture in our heads?

I don’t have an answer to these questions. These are just the thoughts scrambling around my head trying to make sense of what is going on.

Do we want all of things from before March 2020 to exist in our new normal? Would it be better to ditch some of the things?

Which things would you ditch? Which things will you keep? Which new ideas will you adopt in the future?

How have you dealt with the last year and a half? Have you struggled? Have you enjoyed the downtime?  Have you been overwhelmed by the negativity?

Or found ways to stay positive?


  1. These 1 1/2 years have been overwhelmingly wonderful - thank God they were not ruined by illness. We grew closer, spent less, enjoyed more, began gardening and preserving, learned so much about each other, appreciate more, slowed down to play with the kids, read the bible more, got closer to what really matters, God. These are what make it overwhelmingly good by overriding the bad that was obviously present. We chose to concentrate on the good in order to get through. We are stronger for it and wiser, and more healthy, and more loving, and so thankful we had the opportunity to get through these months without major losses and so thankful that we chose to grab the gains and dwell in their peace. This was a great post to get me thinking, thank you so much.

    1. Thanks Mary. So pleased to hear how you got through this torrid time


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