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Topic: What are you most looking forward to when restrictions ease?

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  1. romantic_thi3f
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    16 September 2020

    Hi everyone,

    COVID-19 is having a really awful impact on everyone and I thought this might be a more positive post - thinking about some of the things we are looking forward to doing and some of the things that we miss.

    Feel free to share if you like, nothing is too big or too small.

    I'll start:

    - Going to see some family. My grandparents live interstate and because they're old it's going to take a long long time to be able to do this, but I'm really looking forward to their hugs.

    - Having lunch out in a cafe or restaurant and not thinking about if we are allowed to enter, if there's too many people there, if I'm standing in the right spot or if we are distanced enough from each other.

    If you are struggling, here's an extra resource to look at https://coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au

    rt

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  2. Aaronsis
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    16 September 2020 in reply to romantic_thi3f

    Hey RT

    I love this post and I am so excited about the thought of all the things we can get back into very soon.

    Mostly I am really looking forward to being able to go to the movies and also going out for a bite to eat with my kids and also just people watching at the shops..lol

    Thanks RT this has made me feel happy and hopeful.

    Sarah

  3. DedicatedToHealth
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    16 September 2020

    I can't wait for family get togethers, especially loved ones from far away, hugging without worrying you are going to pass on something and social groups.

    As a person with chronic health I have become very socially isolated. The thing I need most is a friendly smile and just someone to talk to. Even though our social group re-started we have physical distancing limiting the group to about 5 and we all want to attend. I am looking forward to our get togethers so I can re-connect with the outside world and share some cake.

    other changes I am excited about: health services going back to normal.

  4. Emmen
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    16 September 2020 in reply to romantic_thi3f

    Hello RT,

    This is a great thread!

    I can't wait to:

    - Meet my friends and family again

    - Have a meal inside a cafes or restaurant without having to do a takeaway

    - Do a weekend getaway (preferably to somewhere by the beach)

    Cheers,
    M

  5. Dwarfstar
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    16 September 2020 in reply to Emmen
    oh my goodness rt I could agree more!

    I also would list everything you mentioned Emmen. Sometimes when im feeling the covid feelings (lol) I think about being at the beach once the weather is a bit nicer/no 5k limit.

    Id love to get back into hiking as well. And having a good cappuccino.
  6. fred4761
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    18 September 2020

    Hi rt, this is a great thread! It's funny just how much my mood and optimism have lifted thinking about things I am looking forward to. I have quite a few things:

    -I am looking forward to being able to visit my interstate family members who I haven't seen since January.

    -I can't wait to be able to go to the beach and go snorkelling.

    -Being able to visit friends and family. We have missed so many family meals this year. It will be nice to celebrate special occasions together.

    -Onsite school returning! No more remote learning!

    -Being able to go on holidays!

    -Being able to go to work in person and being able to interact with the whole person not just their face via zoom or skype. It is tricky to read body language when you can only see a face.

    -And eventually, when we no longer have to wear a mask, to be able to smile at people and see them smile back - something I miss when everyone is having to cover their faces.

  7. quirkywords
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    18 September 2020 in reply to romantic_thi3f

    RT

    great thread .

    i would like to see fami,y in qld friends in Tasmania.

    i would like to walk down the street and not have people cross the road to avoid me.

    i would like to meet my neighbours

    iwould to make friends in my new town as after 5 months I have made no friends.

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  8. CMF
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    18 September 2020 in reply to quirkywords
    I'm looking forward to not wearing a mask, walking around a shopping centre, sitting in a cafe, getting a hair cut .

    Cmf x
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  9. Butterfly20
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    21 September 2020 in reply to romantic_thi3f

    What a great post. It is so nice to look forward to things. Here are mine:

    - to see and hug my sister and nieces, close friends and parents

    - to be able to go to the beach or national parks for a walk

    - to sit down at a cafe and have nice cup of coffee

    - not needing to wear a mask and just breathe the fresh air, see peoples smiles and face expressions

    Lets hope we can get some form of normality soon.

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