Day 100 - Reflections
Wednesday, July 01, 2020
OK so somewhere I muddled up my days. Buggered if I'm going back through a hundred days of posts to find out where. Politicians and The Media were referring to yesterday being the 100th day. That's because they were counting the evening of 23rd March when Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson announced the lockdown, whereas I've been counting from 24th March - the first full day of lockdown. Either way, it's a long time. Especially when you consider The Ex Worker [?] Friend and I arrived back at Base Camp on 18th Feb. He left the next day, since when I was 'home alone' until daughter's visit last week. And now I'm 'home alone' again. So in reality, for me it's been more than 100 days already.
Today I've been reflecting on those 100 days. Some people have embraced this time and learned new skills, completed projects, taken up new hobbies, etc. Daughter is one such person. She decided to learn Japanese ffs among other things. Some of us however haven't been so productive. We've realised that all those things we'd do 'when we had time' - well it wasn't a lack of time stopping us. I haven't completed any such projects even though I thought I really wanted to.
It's not all doom and gloom though. I think during these 100 days, I've come to terms with the trauma of the move away from home and all that I lost. I've started to appreciate Base Camp and the security it gives me. Much as I miss 'The Tree', I've realised how lovely the views are from my kitchen and back bedroom windows. This enforced hiatus has enabled me to see how the light plays in Base Camp over the seasons. I don't know about you, but I find it astonishing to think I've been here almost 10 months now!
As to the next 100 days - who knows? Though I do rather hope they won't be as restrictive as the last. Truth be told, I'm itching to go back 'home' and see all the family. Plus all my friends. Fingers crossed restrictions will be further lifted here in Wales at the next announcement which should be tomorrow.