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Covid :(

This blog is gonna be a little bit different, simply because I got Covid.

It was my first time catching Covid, an experience I would have gladly lived without. 

One day, a colleague and I were both feeling under the weather: without any kind of strength and tired. The very same night I woke up with a fever, finally understanding why they're called “fever dreams” in english.

So that wasn’t fun. It was like being a little kid again, feeling helpless and in need of company. What made things worse was the fact that currently I am living alone. Of course I would have quarantined anyway with a roommate, but it would have been nice to know that there was someone else in the apartment and not just my thoughts. 

Being alone made me really homesick. I was craving all sorts of Italian food, but even if I had them I couldn’t have truly enjoyed them because I wasn’t able to taste anything. 

I was even craving MacDonald’s at a certain point! And I usually avoid going to fast foods.

I missed my cat so much. He usually hangs out with me whenever I am feeling sick. It’s very comforting to have a pet just laying next to you and waiting for you to get better. 

I missed being in my room sorrounded by my beloved books/comic books. Sometimes when I don’t have the strength to read I find it very relaxing to look at drawings while listening to music.

I missed hearing my family talking in the hallway, when they parked their cars and having a proper meal with them.

Long story short, Covid made me feel very sick obviously (I had all of the symptoms you can possibly list), isolated and longing for Italy. 

Thankfully I got better! I’m grateful for everybody who checked up on me while I was sick, it really made a difference. If I didn’t have that I would have felt even more lonely and a bit lost. 

Despite feeling better I am still left with this homesickness, so I decided to go back home for a week in September! 

I’m really looking forward to seeing my family and friends again and most of all my cat (I’m still very much a cat lady at heart). I know it will be a busy week with me trying to catch up with everything and everybody,and yet I can’t wait.

Going back to work helped me feel like my old self again. I would have never guessed that I would miss talking to people so much! Or just being active and doing manual things, for example making coffee.

I think that something good came out of this situation: getting Covid sparked in me the love for traveling again. I want to see more of Denmark and possibly Sweden. I just don’t want to stay at home for a long period of time again.

Guna and I are going to visit Møns Klint hopefully soon and I will share it in my next blog. 

Sadly, I don’t have many pictures this time, so I will just include a photo of my cat because he’s a really good boy and I want everybody to see how cute he is.

That’s it for this month! Catch in the next blog.

Hugs,

Marie

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