I Have Covid, and Other Misadventures: Sarah’s Weekly Newsletter

Tuesday, March 23

Long time, no write!

Per usual, I’m really sorry for being so behind on my blog. I know that nobody really cares or is holding it against me, but this is more so an apology to myself for not feeling motivated enough. Maybe it’s the changing of seasons that’s throwing me off, but March has been a weird month. Probably the biggest turn of events was catching covid, as you can tell from the title.

I started to feel symptoms last Tuesday, which means I am on day seven of isolation and I can go back into the world this upcoming Saturday. My symptoms have thankfully been mild: coughing, chills for the first couple of days, and now just a bad head cold. I did lose my sense of smell and taste for a couple of days, but thankfully, that’s starting to come back. I know losing smell and taste doesn’t sound like it would be that big of a deal, but trust me, it was no fun. I was already bored enough, and now I can’t even enjoy food?

I don’t really feel sick anymore, minus sounding a bit nasal. Of course, I’m still going to be hanging around in the house until Friday at least, when I am technically no longer contagious and can start traveling again. I was supposed to go on a date last weekend that got moved to this weekend (for obvious reasons,) so I’m really looking forward to that. And I may have done a bit of online shopping too in the middle of my quarantine boredom, so that’s something else to keep me occupied for the next couple of days.

Obviously I have been spending a lot of time resting, sleeping, drinking fluids, and being alone, but I have also accomplished a few personal things in quarantine as well. I’ve read 2 books, and I plan to read more, I’ve started knitting a scarf, and I think I’m going to write a paper (for fun.) Writing is something I haven’t felt moved to do in the past few weeks, so I am going to push myself to get back into it. I’ve been painting and drawing a ton, at the very least, which is where I’ve been expressing myself creatively.

It’s been a boring past few days, but obviously I am grateful to be healthy and on the mend. I am really looking forward to this upcoming weekend, and then my 22nd birthday on April 12. I don’t really have any solid ideas or plans, but I tentatively would like to try to go to the Sandy Point State Reservation. It’s one of my favorite places on the planet, and I haven’t been in about a year. I’m hoping my smell and taste returns fully by then so I can breathe in the ocean air and enjoy some Tripoli’s beach pizza. If you know, you know.

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