When people say that they are now living their “new normal,” it might just mean they are now living in the true present.
Normal never really existed. It’s just a glorification of an idealized past.
The present is happening now, and there’s no way to be able to accurately predict it without stepping out of it.
Stay in it.
Drop your expectations and predictions. Embrace your new normal.
It may turn out to be better than anything, because now you’re embracing fully living your life.