The Corona Chronicles Part 4: One Month Later…

It’s been the guts of a month since my last blog post, and well I haven’t really been doing much, because y’know… lock down and all that jazz. My intention was to chime in here on a weekly basis, but when the first week came around, I really didn’t have a whole lot to say, then week 2 came around, and week 3… same thing! Now here we are on April 25th and well I do have a few things to say.

In my last post I mentioned the country was in lock down until April 12th. If you’re one of my non-Irish readers, you may not know that we are now in lock down until May 5th. It was a massive gut punch, as we thought we were near the end of this only to find out no, that’s not the case, and to be honest, who knows, this could go further than May 5th.

A lot of concerts and events have either been cancelled or postponed until next year. I myself, have had one concert moved to the same date next year, and I’m still waiting to find out about the other…

My job is still classed as a non-essential service, therefore I am still out of work until told otherwise, as are a lot of other people. But I do have friends and family who are working in essential services, and I salute them for their hard work and for keeping their respective services operational for the country.

So, what have I been up to? Well after my last post, I only went and ordered myself a Nintendo Switch Lite (which are apparently now gold dust, along with the main Switch console due to the factory being shut in Japan), and the new Animal Crossing game. It’s really enjoyable but quite time consuming as it operates on real-time, so there are certain tasks that after you complete, you have to wait until the next day to take affect, etc.

In the last few days I got myself into a bit of a rut, and yesterday evening it all came to a head after I got a massive headache, and felt quite unwell (no, it’s not Corona–just too many take-away’s and junk food). I decided to get myself up early this morning, clean start, no more junk food or alcohol (well, to the amount I had previously been consuming during lock down). I also decided I was going to participate in the 5 km run that my cousin tagged me in for a really good cause. So after a light bit of breakfast and my iced coffee, I took myself out and did my bit. I did remain within the 2 km distance that we’ve been recommended to stay within, and I also ended up doing a fast paced walk for the majority of it, because to be honest, I nearly killed myself trying to jog/run– but I feel so much better now, and I’m going to keep up the clean eating, and try and exercise when I can. Never thought I’d say this, but I miss the gym ha ha…

So that’s basically what I’ve been at for the past month. I’ve also been trying to post quite consistently on my Instagram, so if you’re not already, I recommend you do that, as I’m quite active over there, and I interact a lot! ( or just search @dean.kealy )


Published by Dean

My name is Dean Kealy and I am freelance writer/content creator from Ireland.

4 thoughts on “The Corona Chronicles Part 4: One Month Later…

  1. Hi Dean! I truly hope that your lockdown will end sooner than when ours is expected to over here in the state of Connecticut in the USA. Last firm date that I’ve heard is May 20th, but they’ve also said that it’s actually more likely to continue into June. No idea how far into June…
    But lockdown has been different for me because my husband is considered an essential worker, so he’s been continuing to report to work helping to build and deliver medical supply trays to local hospitals. So things are almost normal, but also completely NOT normal at the same time.

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    1. That’s understandable, I’ve a friend who is a police officer and another who is a courier, so they’re in a similar situation. We’re being told May 5th, but it could easily be extended for us too– unfortunately people aren’t adhering 100% to the guidelines, and apparently there’s part of bigger towns in the country where you’d swear there was nothing happening which isn’t good at all.

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      1. We’ve been having issues right in my town with people not adhering to the social distancing rules. The town I live in happens to be rather affluent, so it’s like these people think that their money will keep them safe. It’s maddening. The state parks had to be shutdown because people were crowding into them. Curtis and I would normally be going out and hiking, but we’re not going anywhere near any trails right now because it’s not worth the risk.

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