Some thoughts on Lockdown12th September, 2021

Despite keeping busy and productive during lock down here in Sydney, at this point we are reaching 3 months in lockdown.

I definitely feel I am making the most of life during lockdown but I cannot help this overarching feeling: that regardless of what I am doing during lockdown; Time is still moving on. I am still getting older and experiences that I would have been making, instead I am cooped up inside my apartment.

You will only have the opportunities to be a young 27 year old once.

Just take a lazy period

I know I have been enjoying a break from the social norms of keeping up with the requirements of living a busy life. However, I definitely feel it is important to not get acclimatised to "not doing much". This is a dangerous mindset and I feel this we will see some irreversible traits in others in the future. I think the best way to avoid this and this is one thing I have started to plan is for the future. I have started to think about adventures and activities I want to do in the future. Simple pleasures such as getting a unknown cocktail at a bar, sound like a much desired adventure. Let alone the thought of travelling to a different country.

Will life be the same again?

Even when life "goes back to normal". What is normal? I cannot even contemplate the thought of going to a PACKED festival or nightclub again. I cannot imagine even eating at a restaurant without thinking. "Gee, I hope the chef is not sick". I can really predict in the future that the new plague will be the hypochondriac epidemic of the modern world.

Read full article
Welcome to my Journal10th September, 2021

John wanted a spot to publish articles about whatever topic was on his mind. So he made one

What to expect

General topics might include travel, life and my experiences.

Welcome to John's personal journal

Read full article