I'm finding the easing of restrictions difficult as I live in Melbourne and the restrictions have been quite harsh when compared to the other states and territories of Australia. There have been certain places that I won't visit because of them being testing sites for covid and I'm really missing the libraries not being open as I used to love going there to read and chill out. I'm not enjoying not being able to sit and have coffee and cake with friends in a cafe or just being able to sit at the park or beach to get in some nature time. I've also developed anxiety about going into supermarkets because of not being able to get the items I usually would due to panic buying in recent months which never used to be an issue for me until covid happened. I'm also scared that the premier of my state could reinstate restrictions at any time because he wants to. It's hard for me and it's scary to be honest.
I'm coping with this by writing in my journal and by being creative like knitting and drawing.
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