I miss walking.
There’s not a lot of things I miss at the moment. As I’ve said before, I’m in a position that I’m enjoying, being locked at home with the baby and my wife. This happened to be the perfect time to have a baby, as the time we’re spending together would have been hard to get without the pandemic.
I do miss traveling, some (very few) people, and the sort of freedom we enjoyed before, of deciding where and what and how and when we did stuff. That would change with the baby anyway, so that’s that.
I do miss walking.
We used to walk a lot, while on the road and at home. Living in town is great, as it’s a very walkable town. We were used to walking, we’d walk everywhere. We’d walk to the supermarket, we’d walk to the restaurants, we’d walk to a friend’s place. Sure, you need a car for a few things, but we don’t even have a car in town anymore. We use the apps, for both cars and electric motorcycles. And we walk.
Since we moved out of town for the pandemic, we don’t walk. A trip to the supermarket is only possible with a car, the pharmacy is far, the cafes are far, everything is too far to walk.
When we think about moving back home, and decide to stick here a bit longer, that’s the thing I miss the most: walking everywhere.
This is day 011 of my #100DaysToOffload challenge. You can find out all about this project at 100daystooffload.com.