I love the beach. It doesn’t matter what country I’m in or what beach I’m on, as long as there’s sunshine, the sound of waves crashing, and a gently, salty breeze, I’m home. I grew up right by the beach, and during the summer when I was little we were one of those families that would be at the beach from 8 a.m to 8 p.m almost every day.

This will be the first summer that I have never been to the beach. Ever since I started working over the summer five years ago, we haven’t gone to the beach nearly as much, but we still always squeezed in time to go once or twice a week for a few hours. But because of coronavirus, this streak will unfortunately have to come to an end.

I technically could go to the beach, because lockdown is over and everything is starting to open up again, but when the weather is nice the beach gets super crowded. People do not wear masks at the beach (that would be a really awkward tan line). I am not willing to risk acquiring the virus just so I can lay in the sun for a couple hours.

For those that are still continuing to go to the beach during this time, I am not condemning you, but rather explaining my reasoning on why I would prefer to stay home. So to all my beach-goers who are still hitting up the coast during this time, please stay safe and keep your distance from people. It may seem silly and like it won’t do much, but it could literally save lives.

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