Great story. I've pretty much been living like an introvert since this whole pandemic started. When it first started, my husband and I tried to go to Asheville, NC for the weekend, but unfortunately the restaurant in the hotel we were going to stay at was closed - didn't even have carryout available. So we cancelled our reservation and went home. That was when the reality hit me that this pandemic was real. And it was going to affect my life in a big way. We didn't go anywhere for almost two months except to the grocery store and to necessary appointments. Our doctor and dentist appointments got postponed, though we finally saw our doctor in May for our physicals, but only because my husband had to get his blood pressure medicine refilled and the insurance company wouldn't do it unless he saw his doctor. So we went and got our physicals. And we finally went on a short out of town trip again too for Memorial day - we just made sure to bring masks with us.

As the world starts to get back to some version of our old normal, I'm starting to live less like an introvert, but take the necessary precautions to protect myself from COVID-19. I got my first haircut in over 2 months this past weekend, and in July we're going back to Michigan for a week. We also plan to stop and see a few places along the way - the Mothman Museum in West Virginia, and these Indian caverns that are in the town I grew up in. I'm glad to get back to some version of my old normal, but I know it's going to be a while before I get there completely, if I ever get there. Until then I'm doing my best to deal with my current normal.

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