- Staying indoors,shielded away from the world cuddled up in my room,in my own little world.Feeling and relishing in the serenity I created for myself.That was my biggest wish.
I know wishes do come true but what we never seem to realise is what they come with.
March 22,I woke up with from the tiredness of the past day,still chanting my little wish on how I just needed a few days to stay at home.On my way to work i turn into the news and I continue to hear about the dreadful pandemic Covid 19 and how the numbers of deaths were increasing.
Then listening to the news little did I know my little wish was coming to pass…Then the wonderful news caster said”It has been approved by the government for a lockdown to hold till further notice” all I could was shout…Its really happening..Yes!!!!!
I walked in my workplace gleefully and all that was in my mind was “one week and we are going to get back to normal at least this was Nigeria”.I finished work so happily calling my boyfriend Tegha on how I was gonna spend the whole week in bed resting and gaining some flesh back..He laughed at my attitude and said “just take a rest you deserve it”..
As days went by I got all the rest I needed without having to beg for a break and I was satisfied with the colour I got back.
I told myself March 30 here I come…i was gonna walk to work very happy..Then I received a call from my friend Janine saying “Babe did you hear that Our governor has been tested positive and all offices have been asked to shut down till further notice,but the management said with the way things are going it might take a month or two”….”Oh wow” I replied its all good.Thank you for calling.
Dropping the phone I knew my wish came with something else..In annoyance I loved working,I shouted..i hated staying idle it was all killing..But then I told myself look on the brightside,you could use this oppurtunity to say HI to people here and there so I dressed up and said it won’t hurt going to see my parents and yes it was the beginning of it all.
Getting to my parents place the plan was to stay for two days and see other people, nice plan right??
But that wasn’t what they had in plan for me.
Sitting down later that night cozy with my sister’s watching the news…A headline showed up saying “Due to this pandemic Covid 19 it is advisable for everyone to stick with their loved ones as there will be a total lockdown restriction of movements as from March 30.I was mentally crying now im stuck here idle.i picked up my phone that night calling my boss if she had any job I could do for her over the weekend..She told me”Sandra you need this rest take it and with that she said hood bye”
“I knew it…I knew it” I told Tegha,I’m gonna run insane..after ranting on what to do…we decided to start indoor work out.
Now Today is May 2 and I’m still at my parents place…Just started the intermediate level of my work out plans…I havent seen my apartment…i havent gotten a hug feom Tegha…my office is yet to open for bussiness and maybe or maybe not I’m beginning to dread staying indoors.