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Life Behind the Mask

Life Behind the Mask
It’s the umpteenth day of this lockdown that has been extended indefinitely, and I finally left the house for the first time in what feels like forever. Putting on my mask and driving into town made the epiphany sink in- […]

It’s the umpteenth day of this lockdown that has been extended indefinitely, and I finally left the house for the first time in what feels like forever.

Putting on my mask and driving into town made the epiphany sink in- life will never, ever be the same again. Even after we put away the masks and latex gloves for good. I know for a fact that I will be hoarding sugar, not toilet paper, it’s the little things.

I didn’t expect to see so many people in town. The traffic jam gave me pre-lockdown vibes, and seeing everyone in their masks made me feel like we’re on the verge of reaching dystopian society status. More than ever, this is the time to adapt to the new world order, rather than hoping things will go back to normal. until a vaccine is procured, we have no choice to learn to live with Miss Rona. This is the norm now.

I know most of us, if not all of us, are channelling our inner Ruby from Monster-in-Law…

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However, being over this crisis does mean that it’s over. Y’all know Miss Rona is not the one. now more than ever, we need to work together. Stay home, and if you happen to be going back to work and reentering society, make sure you’ve got a mask and gloves. humanity kind of depends on it.

As we continue to live behind the mask, here are some of the ways people choose to add a little shine to this new monotonous way of life.

1. Wearing customized masks! For many, fashion is how they make their mark on the world. No surgical mask is going to stop their drip.

Sefiya Sjejomaoh wears a diamante face mask

Sefiya Diejomaoh rocking a mask to match the personality/REUTERS

2. Baking! many people have unlocked their inner baker and are getting creative in the kitchen. Much to the dismay of their loved ones!

3. Rocking birthday suits. no visuals for this particular activity, but yes, a UK nudist organization has welcomed a 100% increase in new members. Don’t knock it ’til you try it.

4. Meditating. It’s a great way to relieve your mind of the stress, especially when all we ever hear about these days is all things coronavirus.

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5. Washing all the cans of food in the pantry. it might just be a black mom thing, but it is happening.

Here are 100 more things to do…

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