So we got the word that Memphis is going to start back “opening up” officially next week, and while I’m still going to eeeease into going back to my pre-covid 19 schedule, I am looking forward to life eventually going back to normal (whatever that may be) again. Having to do the whole social distancing thing didn’t bother me too much, tbh. I welcomed the slower pace over the last few weeks because it allowed me to take care of a few things around the home, but I have started a small bucket list of things I want to do once I feel comfortable and safe.
Day trip to Nashville (and other close cities/towns)
Nashville is so close, it makes no sense for me to not hit the highway more often to visit the Music City. There are a ton of museums and other attractions around the city, and I could totally do a little exploring for a few hours to discover some hidden gems as well before heading back home. Quick getaways are something that I definitely plan to do more of after all of this. Life is too short to miss out on fun mini adventures, and I hope you’re planning the same (don’t forget to take a good camera with you to help you document it).
Picnic in the park
I’m still stuck on if I want to do this solo or with friends (man I’ve missed them!) but I cannot wait to be able to have a cute picnic in the park. I know that technically we can do that now, but for me, it just made more sense to stay at home and avoid places were people could gather as much as possible to stay safe. I need to get a cute picnic basket first but this is definitely going to happen.
photos: Michael Butler, Jr.
Hit up Home Goods + At Home
Ooooh, how I’ve missed going to Home Goods and At Home! Being “trapped” in the house makes you pay very close attention to your surroundings and finally work on those projects that you’ve been pushing to the side. I live in a rental so I don’t want to do anything permanent, but I have a ton of purged items that I’m ready to drop off once Goodwill is open so that I’ll have room for the new items I need in my apartment (dining buffet, tv stand, large metal bookshelves, tall (faux) plants, and some small woven baskets for cute storage solutions). I also need some more picture frames and small decor items, and those are my favorite places to find them.
Hang on someone’s patio
Spring is my favorite season for patio hangs and I’m hoping that I’ll be able to get in a few brunch and cocktail patio sessions before it gets entirely too hot here. I just want to sip some Prosecco while feeling a light breeze and indulging in some fascinating conversation, and there are quite a few good patios around the city perfect for that.
There’s so much more that I plan to do, but I figured this would be a good start.