Walking through lockdown

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Walking through lockdown

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Like many, I’ve taken to walking every day to help move my body and feel active during lockdown. I was an avid walker prior to Covid-19, but now walking has become more than just a means of exercising. Walking has become a time to myself, for myself, where I can escape my flat and explore. I moved to South Melbourne at the start of this year and walking during lockdown has allowed me to explore my suburb and become more familiar with where I live. Being comfortable gives me confidence and a sense of accomplishment that I have “conquered” South Melbourne. While Covid-19 has limited me in other ways, the restrictions have allowed me to focus on my sense of place and cementing this area as my new home.
This is a photo of a sunset from Albert Park, near where I live.

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August 2020

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This item was submitted on November 23, 2020 by Grace Stickland using the form “Share Your Story” on the site “A Journal of the Plague Year”:

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