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My Post Lockdown Bucket List

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Disclosure – this is a collaborative post.

Lockdown has been a weird process for me. Before the schools closed and we were officially told we had to stay at home, I felt scared, anxious and really struggled to cope. Then we were told lockdown was happening and we are now 5 weeks into being at home. Five weeks with the kids being at home.

I wouldn’t say I was fully happy but I do feel like I am coping and just getting through this very strange time.

I have a feeling it will continue to be strange when the restrictions are lifted! I feel like I won’t know what to do with myself. Where to go and will I ever feel safe going out? These are all the sorts of questions I am asking myself, even though I have no answers yet. I think no one does!

Despite this, of course I have thought about the things I would like to do when lockdown is over; my post lockdown bucket list! There are some things I am literally dreaming about doing and do think about a lot.

Here are some of my ideas.

Post Lockdown Bucket List

– See family and have a party. I haven’t seen my close family for over 6 weeks, as this post goes live. This is a crazy amount of time, as I usually see my Mum weekly. I know this is the same for a lot of my friends and it’s really strange.I know my Mum wants to throw a huge party when we all get back together and that I am definitely up for!!

– Have a holiday. We have managed to re-book our June one for June 2021 but I am definitely thinking about a trip to Florida with the family possibly the year after. This has been on the bucket list for ages now but we wanted the little man to be over 3, so he could remember it all. I can’t wait to hit the parks and starting all the planning before we go. I remember last time my Mum with her book, buying the Universal Studio Tickets and getting very excited. I’m sure now we will be watching vlogs and reading blogs, as there are so many tips and hints now.

– Start dancing lessons or dance fit again as have loved starting with Tik Tok and need to get back into dancing. I used to dance weekly before my eldest was born but stopped as I knew time would be so limited. Now I can leave the little man again, I will have more time to dance!

–  Out with friends. My neighbour has already said we are off out for foods and drinks as soon as our local pub opens and I’m so there. Wine at home is nice but it is also lovely to get dressed up and do out!

– Book a trip to visit blog friends. I was so happy my blog mates managed to get over in January, as I have to say it was one of my highlights of a pretty naff year so far. We were talking about a summer get together but obviously this has had to be moved!!

– Sort my house out! You would think 5 weeks of lockdown would mean loads of time to sort out the house. Nope! Not at all. I was planning on doing that when all the kids were out of the house and I was back at work, having one day a week at home. This lasted two weeks and then we were locked down!

– Get back to blogging properly. I feel like the blog has taken a bit of a back seat since all this has kicked off. I’ve still written and done some work but my motivation has been shocking. I think I need normality to come back and get into a good routine again.

– Continue journaling. I’ve loved started my journal whilst we have been in lockdown. I’m thinking I may look into something to print photos and do it long term, even when the pandemic is over!!

– Go to my local Lounge. I am so missing my lunches out and cuppas at my local Lounge! They are all over but we have a couple local to me and they have the best food and cuppas! Totally missing meeting friends and going out for family brunches. Will be one of the first places I hit!

Life will be strange after this. I think it will be a very gradual progression back to some form of normality but I have my plans. I have my post lockdown bucket list.

Do you?

Disclosure – this is a collaborative post.



  1. April 30, 2020 / 1:37 am

    I have found myself going through all sorts of crazy emotions and lack of motivation with the whole lockdown situation. I have been trying to keep my mind busy and focus on my in home family, blog, and work, but I’m sure it will be a while before life feels “normal” again. Hang in there!

    Danielle from Whether the Storm Blog

    • RunJumpScrap
      May 27, 2020 / 4:14 pm

      Thanks you and I hope you are coping ok!! x