My life has been a whirlwind ever since I began working. Between life at home, being a mother and wife, making sure everything and everyone is okay; it’s so easy to forget about myself. There’s not enough time in a day for anything less or more. Plans fall through and don’t work out the way we intended them to because life is unpredictable in that way. Little did I know…
After COVID, the life before the shutdown seems like a friend you grew distant from. You think of them from time to time but you know things are different.
I realized that I found my escape in different things I did in my every day routine to the office. During my lunch break I found a cute little restaurant where the people were warm and welcoming. They familiarized themselves with their customers and know who’s there everyday and love what they do. I’m the kind of person that I fall into routine quickly and almost never stray from what I do everyday.
However, when it came to this place I was on a mission to try out different items from their menu cause it made my lunch breaks fun. I think the chef enjoyed it. Every time I walked in he’s always letting me know about the new lunch special of the day he prepared and asked if I would like to try it. My answer was always “Yes Chef” and if there’s no lunch prepared I usually get something I haven’t tried yet on their menu. Of course I had my favorites and I would rotate between all of those favorites everyday. Along with the specials they would have. Their burgers and tacos were a definite favorite with a sprite or passion fruit juice on the side. Then, I would sit and open my kindle to continue the book I was reading for the week. I felt the stress melt. Wonderful food, quiet reading, and a smile or quick chatter with the chef and/or the owner. I would pay and thank them for the meal and make my way back to finish my shift.
There was something about those 30-45 min that were bliss to me. Knowing that for a moment it was about me. Nothing else. Sometimes I wish I could go back. But, then I sigh and tell myself; Life has moved on. And so have I.
Hope you enjoy this memory that came to me recently. I tend to get nostalgic at times and it’s nice to reminisce on things. I can’t believe it’s been 2 years since this memory. So much has happened since then. What’s a memory you have whether pre-COVID or not that you miss that seems insignificant? As always stay sweet everyone!
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