I used to absolutely love going to the movies--sitting in the dark, eating popcorn, and laughing or crying or being scared along with a bunch of strangers who, too, had a love of theater. I miss that big part of my social life. I also miss eating out on a semi-regular basis and that means both via fast food establishments and/or sit-down restaurants. I don't go into sit down restaurants to eat AT ALL now. And I have only purchased a meal on two occasions from two different restaurants since COVID-19 and the state's lockdowns began way back in March.
Although I am what they called early on an "essential worker" and have more than enough socialization through my job, I don't visit with my personal friends as often as I used to. We all seem to be a part of the "huddled masses" huddling alone. But we keep in touch on an almost daily basis by phone. Thank God for Alexander Graham Bell!!!
I have maintained my museum and zoo memberships even though they have been closed for months. I had hoped that the virus would have been contained better by now. So even though these favorite spaces which I used to frequent have now slowly begun reopening, I still do not feel safe to go there--I have not gone and probably will not for the remainder of the year.
Those are just a few ways my social life has changed. But one really good thing that has come out of the pandemic for me. I absolutely love cooking my own food and have made myself to be quite a good cook--the kind that can even make "stone" soup taste good! lol