Freedom ! I am now allowed out of the building for brief trips, wearing the mask, and encouraged to go for a stroll as long as I monitor my energy. It felt so good to go out and stand in the sunshine.
One of the surprising challenges for me on this , and I’ll be very clear this is on a very minor level, was having to wear iso whites for nine days. I understand the reason ( to ensure complete sterility and washed at very high temperatures every day), and there is no criticism but I was surprised how disrupted this requirement made me feel, I think because I was unprepared. The loss of hair I was comfortable with, as I’d had the time to become accustomed to the idea.
I reckon our clothing and jewellery is part of our identity, it is an expression of who we are and how we choose to present ourselves to the world. It is not all of who we are, by a long way, but does impact how people react to us at an immediate level, and how we feel about ourselves.
There are no real conclusions here, but I was so glad to get my own clothes on and I noted I went for the most colourful arrangement I could manage. Even when I felt up to sterilising my earrings and putting my watch on, that made way more of a difference to me than I had anticipated.