As Canberrans continue to emerge from the 2021 COVID lockdown, the experience may soon feel like a distant memory.
For some, it may evoke a sense of nostalgia. It's likely others may prefer to forget it ever happened.
However, we should never completely disregard the past struggles faced by many of our fellow Canberrans during what was undoubtedly a time of disruption for people of all ages.
It is in light of this that we present the latest video in The Canberra Times Lockdown Hotline series.
WATCH MORE: Introducing the lockdown hotline
Edmund, 7, told the hotline that he was not happy about being in lockdown because he didn't get to see his friends or play sport.
Meanwhile, one woman who lived alone detailed her difficulties with the experience.
"Walking around outside is just weird," she said.
"Everyone's wearing a mask. You are walking far away from others, worrying about this disease."
In this video we are reminded of how potent the feeling of isolation and confusion was for that time, and to never take our eased restrictions for granted.
Have you had a chance to catch up with your friends and family since lockdown's end?
What has been something you have most enjoyed - from the simplest to the most exciting - that you were longing for while at home?
We want to hear your experience of exiting lockdown and what you're feeling as you look towards a relatively COVID-free summer.
To share your story for our final video of the series, call the hotline on (02) 6280 2280.
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