I feel like it would be weird to not make a post during the current world-changing events we’re living through at the moment at least mentioning it.
It’s weird isn’t it? Scary, definitely, very eye-opening. It felt like a slow burn but COVID-19 truly happened so quickly, I think everyone’s struggling to keep up.
Of course, there’s isolation, quarantine’s, and the big one, social distancing, a phrase no-one would have considered anything serious a couple of months ago. Seriously, it sounds like something people say when they claim to take some time off social media but are back a few days later. Instead, it’s become a very real part of our day-to-day lives, and so many people have had to alter the way they live.
We’ve got distancing rules, limits on venues and social places like bars and restaurants, capped capacity, AFL games that are being played to empty stadiums and plenty of people working from home or waiting to hear about the future of their careers.
Personally, social-distancing hasn’t hugely impacted me, other than a trip to New Zealand that’s looking more and more like it’s not happening. I’m no longer a student, so I don’t have to catch public transport into the city every day, and I don’t work full-time or part-time yet, so I don’t have that to stress over. I am a casual worker and my hours have taken a bit of a hit as local and small businesses are obviously struggling as they are all over the world.
It kinda feels like the time between Christmas and New Year where everyone’s home, but there’s things to be done, and no-one’s really sure what day it is. There’s also a sense of urgency that something’s coming (???) but there’s so little that we can actually do, if that makes sense.
I don’t know, it’s just a super weird time and I think the fact that it’s a global pandemic makes it all the more scarier and serious.
What has come out of social distancing however, is a lot of time spent inside. Time spent at home, with family, hours and hours on end available to binge Netflix shows, start new projects, complete old ones etc. I’ve cleaned out a huge majority of my wardrobe, a task I was putting off for months, and my sister’s baked four cakes and trays of brownies already. I’m up to my eyeballs in scheduled posts for this blog and I’ve been writing and recording so much music it’s making up for the huge lack of inspiration I’ve been feeling since the start of 2020. And as expected, or given away by the title of this post, I’ve also been listening to a ton of music on repeat, which is what I’m here to share with you.
Hope you enjoy, and I hope you and yours are well and looking after each other.