It’s Saturday morning and I once again find myself slightly incredulous that another week has passed. Lockdown has almost removed any meaning of either days or the passing of time.
It’s been a good week on the professional front and in reviewing all I wanted to do this week, I’m pretty happy with the results. More importantly, I managed to get it all done without sacrificing any sleep or putting in any crazy hours.
Not having to travel or commute obviously makes this all infinitely easier.
Less than an hour to go until my next Japanese class and I’m really looking forward to it. Something seemed to click during the last one and my confidence got a real boost. I practiced quite a bit, but also imagined myself back in Tokyo doing mundane things and seeing if I could summon up the correct questions. Buying coffee, ordering a beer, asking for directions.
I’m pleased to say it’s all coming together nicely. Now all I need is the opportunity to get to Tokyo and put it all into practice!
My weekend plans are as exciting as anyone else living in lockdown down. Enjoying meals at home, catching up on TV and fitting in some form of exercise. The weather in London right now is appalling, so today will most definitely be an indoors day. And I’m actually fine with that. No need to wear shoes, the opportunity to lie around in my favourite Uniqlo ‘loungewear’ (so aptly named), and read or watch something entertaining.
I wonder when weekends will start to involve other people, meaning I have to leave the apartment? I wonder when I’ll wake up in a different city? I wonder when I’ll share a meal with someone I don’t actually live with all the time…
Still. We’re both virus-free, both gainfully employed and haven’t murdered each other yet. Lockdown life is bearable.