NICE THINGS

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Putem sa avem parte de lucruri frumoase chiar si pe timp de pandemie? M-am tot intrebat asta in timp ce am incercat sa ma acomodez cu noul stil de viata. De la mijlocul lui martie viata s-a schmbat complet. Drumul de 45 de minute pana la munca s-a redus la 45 de secunde, cam cat imi ia sa ajung la birou din orice colt al casei. Bucataria e acum restaurantul meu preferat, baie e si spa, sufrageria sala de sport. Lumea a devenit dintr-o data mai mica si poate acum sa incapa in apartamentul meu.

Can we have nice things during this pandemic? I kept wondering while adjusting to a new lifestyle. Starting mid-March life has completely changed. My daily commute went from 45 minutes to about 45 seconds, the time it takes to reach my desk from almost every corner of my apartment. My kitchen became my favorite restaurant and coffee shop, the bathroom is also a spa, the living room is also a gym. The world became smaller, and can now fit into my apartment.  

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Printre toate lucrurile rele care s-au intamplat in aceasta pandemie, munca de acasa nu este unul dintre ele. Faptul ca sunt acasa, unde ma simt cel mai bine, reduce mult stresul de la munca. Mi-ar placea ca pe viitor sa am posibilitatea sa lucrez asa pe termen nelimitat. Minutele pe care le-am pierdut pe drum, trec in bucatarie. Ca multi altii, mi-am redescoperit talentul culinar ratacit pana acum intre o iesire in oras si programul aglomerat.

Among all the bad things that happened during this pandemic, working from home is not one of them. Being at home in my most sacred space tones down the stress from work. I would love to have the possibility in the future to work like this indefinitely.
The minutes that I lost commuting are now put to good use in the kitchen. Like many others, I rediscovered my cooking talent that I misplaced somewhere between eating out and my busy schedule.

Am mai mult timp sa fac curatenie, sa ma uit la filme, sa dansez, sa citesc, sa ascult muzica, sa ma joc si mai mult timp pentru mine. Sa nu uit sa ii multumesc Internetului 🙂 pentru ca exista si ne tine conectati si ocupati.

I found more time to clean, watch movies, dance, read, listen to music, play games, and take care of myself. Also, thank you Internet 🙂 for existing and keeping us connected and busy.

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Imi e dor sa pot sa ies oricand imi doresc, sa imi vad prietenii la un pahar pe terasa sau sa merg la sala. Imi e dor sa calatoresc si sa nu ma stresez in legatura cu siguranta locului de munca si problemele economice. Inaintez zi cu zi si ma bucur de fiecare moment petrecut acasa. Se pare ca am primit toti ceea ce ne-am dorit: o pauza, insa nu asa cum ne inchipuiam. Sa profitam de aceste momente si sa stam in siguranta!

I miss the liberty to go out whenever I want to, to see my friends and have a drink out on a lovely terrace or go to the gym. I miss traveling and not having to stress about job and economic security. Right now, I am taking it one day at the time and enjoying every moment spend at home. It seems we all got that time-out we were wishing for, but with a twist. Let’s make the best of it and stay safe!

6 thoughts on “NICE THINGS

  1. Exactly what I’d expect from you. In one of my recent posts I pointed to some of the advantages: a dawn chorus uninterrupted by the noise of vehicles and aircraft; noticeably much cleaner air through the open windows but, as you say, thank goodness for the internet, which allows Petronela to continue to ‘teach’ her students and I can interact with blogging friends around the world and allows our local writers’ club to continue in much the same way as in the past – no cake at yesterday’s 5th birthday celebration but some good slices of writing to listen to as members read their contributions in the close to normal way.
    I, for one, am not looking forward to the noisy, polluted environment which will result from return to ‘normality’, which it surely will. Take care 😊

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    1. In an ideal world I think we should all learn to appreciate the small and happy things after it will all be over. The freedom to go out whenever we want, a warm hug, a great dinner with friends at a restaurant, a vacation, and nature itself with all it has to offer. But I am afraid most of us will do exactly the opposite, and miss out on the chance to make the world a better place for all of us.

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