Day 14 • After The Longest Day… Freedom At Final • Tennis Participant Ellen Perez’s Quarantine Diary –

Day 14 • After The Longest Day... Freedom At Last • Tennis Player Ellen Perez's Quarantine Diary -

By Ellen Perez

Eventually, now we have reached the ultimate day of lodge quarantine! It’s day 14 and which means we get to depart the lodge and be free. As a result of our flight landed at 5:35pm two weeks in the past we aren’t set free of quarantine till that precise time right this moment. This by far felt just like the longest day of quarantine. Time went so slowly, however it may be the very fact it was our most unproductive day.

I couldn’t be bothered to work out or do a lot. I may solely take into consideration the concept of being free. I watched a film on Netflix to assist the time go faster and did somewhat little bit of colouring. I even had a nap. This was removed from my standard routine as that appeared to have gone proper out the window.

My psychological state all through the entire course of was actually good. I had lots of family and friends name and likewise had Dasha with me to lean on. We saved ourselves busy and entertained and didn’t actually permit ourselves an excessive amount of time alone to really feel sorry for ourselves or be bored. For some motive although day 14 was the at some point that I felt the worst on. Possibly it’s since you are so near the tip and you understand what’s on the opposite facet that you just begin to miss it and wish it to come back as quickly as potential. It’s like after we journey as tennis gamers on the highway for months. I often don’t miss dwelling however once I lastly am about to go dwelling and e book my flight and have a date, I get actually excited and understand how a lot I’ve missed dwelling.

At the moment consisted principally of packing our baggage, tidying the room, placing out the garbage and rearranging the furnishings again to the way it was after we arrived. I didn’t need to go away the lodge room in a foul state particularly since I had nothing higher to do with my day. Packing truly took a extremely very long time as I had taken out every part from my bag and unpacked like I used to be at dwelling. Normally I preserve most issues in my suitcase and simply take out the necessities however for this keep I needed it to really feel like dwelling because it was for a prolonged period of time.

As 5:30pm lastly arrived and we had been in a position to go away our room and head to the foyer to take a look at, we had been reunited with Storm once more. As a result of they didn’t have a 3-way interconnecting room, Storm volunteered to go alone and the previous 14 days we hadn’t seen her apart from on facetime. It was nice to speak to her once more and have her in our firm even when it was for under quarter-hour earlier than saying our goodbyes.

So now the half the place we get to go dwelling… properly as a result of it’s Saturday 5:30pm and there’s no afternoon flight and no Sunday flights both, I’ve needed to resort to reserving a flight again to Sydney on Monday. Which means each Dasha and I’ve the chance to go to Alicia Molik’s home to stick with her lovely household for two nights.

Alicia cooked us a tremendous dwelling cooked meal and we went for a stroll together with her youngsters and performed together with her canine. It’s such a bizarre feeling to cherish and luxuriate in such an earthly exercise like strolling the canine. You’re taking without any consideration how good it’s simply to do these on a regular basis actions till you undergo one thing like lodge quarantine.

Our plan is to get pleasure from tomorrow and discover Perth. We plan to stroll to get a espresso, stroll the canine and head to the seashore, get our nails carried out and go for a light-weight hit of tennis simply to get some bodily exercise in and have some enjoyable. This positively received’t be a critical session! I’m actually excited for Monday although once I get to fly again dwelling to Sydney and reunite with my household and boyfriend.

As I look again on this complete expertise, I truly take lots of positives out of it. It’s not straightforward to get by 14 days locked up and fully out of your consolation zone. It teaches you to typically depend on others, it teaches you to be robust, it teaches you to be proactive and self-motivated and lastly it teaches you lots of issues about who you’re as an individual.

I totally loved attending to know my followers on social media and placing a smile on others day and testing myself in actions that didn’t actually excite me or issues I wouldn’t usually do. I feel going ahead it has made me a extra appreciative and conscious individual. I hope you all loved following alongside and If anybody is about to undergo lodge quarantine and desires ideas or recommendation ship, me a message!


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