I wouldn’t have thought that the sense of freedom after testing negative this morning would be as strong as it was! It’s amazing. We tested negative, and almost immediately went outside, Heike and the kids for a long stroll, me to help some colleagues on a field project. It wasn’t important what we did. It was just amazing to be outside again. Twelve days… It seems so small, and we take it for granted until it isn’t possible any longer. I just need being outside. As much as possible. The feeling of being cooped up to recover was probably as bad as the disease. Luckily, those feelings are quickly forgotten, whereas the virus may still take time to overcome.
I’m still exhausted, tired as fuck really, but I don’t mind. The most important part is that it’s out of my system. There will be time to rest. We’re approaching 3 weeks of holiday, and it’s hopefully going to be all the rest I need to fully recover. We’ll meet some good friends in Italy after more than three years, so that’s gonna be awesome.
That’ll be it for now. I don’t feel like writing much. I wrote an introduction to my next paper this afternoon, and it went kinda smooth. That’ll be enough writing for today.