First 5 Things I am Doing Once the Stay at Home Order is Lifted

First 5 Things I’m Doing When the Stay at Home Order is Lifted

It’s been a long 5 weeks of not being able to do anything expect exist and eat. Staying at home is nice and so is spending a lot of time with family, but the daily repetition is brutal. All the days are starting to melt together. I miss going out, seeing my friends, and just interacting with other humans. Here’s the first 5 things that are on my to-do list as soon as like goes back to semi-normal.


Going to TJ Maxx, HomeGoods, and Marshalls

Being cooped up inside all day has my mind going crazy with interior design ideas. I just want to walk through the aisles of TJ Maxx and fill my shopping cart with all the things I don’t really need but know I can’t live without. I say I want to go get some things for my apartment, but we all know you leave TJ Maxx and Marshalls with a lot more than you plan on.

Getting my hair, nails, and eyebrows done

I’m really not high maintenance at all, but looking like a slug is not a good look for anyone. These caterpillar eyebrows are tough. It is a fact that I am getting out of the house and treating myself to a little self-love day. Even some of the guys in my life need to do this. Quarantine hair, beards, and mustaches need some grooming!

Having a sit down dinner at a really nice restaurant

I’ve been supporting local restaurants as much as possible, but there’s something different about actually going to a restaurant and eating there. I never realized how much of a foodie I was until now. I really do enjoy going out to eat and trying these amazing dishes that we all know I can’t create myself. I am very much looking forward to having a nice sit down dinner when the stay at home order is all over. No cleaning either!

Hanging out with my friends, in public places, not 6 feet apart

I miss being able to hang out at the beaches, the vineyards, Target, Chipotle, and pretty much everywhere with my friends. Staying at home with my family is nice but nothing beats hanging with your best friends and not having to worry about a thing. Not about being a certain distance apart, or wearing a mask, or passing around hand sanitizer every 10 minutes, just stress-free hanging. I need some of that in my life.

Going to the Gym

I miss my gym. I have to admit I was not the most consistent recently with making it to the gym and I was beating myself up for that. After not being allowed to go I’ve realized how much I actually enjoy lifting weights and training. Home workouts are absolutely killer (check my post on best at-home fitness ideas) but it’s not the same for me. Not being able to go to the gym has relit my fire and has me ready to get back to the gym like the old days. I want to lift heavy weight in a grungy weight room and blast music so I can’t hear anyone around me. Don’t judge me.


I’m ready for life to get back to normal and go back to my old routine. It’s crazy how quickly so many everyday activities and tasks were totally changed or eliminated in about a week’s time because of the pandemic. What are some of the things you are looking forward to after this is all said and done? Let me know in the comments!