Bodybuilder and musician Evangeline Victoria feels more prepared about going into her second lockdown for the coronavirus pandemic.
Ms Victoria is in one of the Melbourne postcodes the state government has forced into lockdown as a second wave of COVID-19 cases hit Victoria.
Her experience in the arts and fitness sectors means she has an optimistic outlook for the month ahead. But that doesn't make the lockdown task any less daunting.
"The fact that I'm home and in lockdown sucks," she said. "I have got friends a couple streets over who aren't included. So nothing's different for them, which is such a bizarre feeling. I understand why the government has locked down specific suburbs (and I hope) people will listen."
Ms Victoria, who grew up in Bendigo, spent a large part of the March lockdown with her family in Bendigo.
"I'm not back often but the fact that I'm not allowed to now, really makes me want to go," she said. "I came back to Bendigo (last time). I thought I would make the most of my time with my parents and family.
"The biggest thing first lockdown was (my work closing). I was lucky to get jobkeeper payments to get some sort of income. That, and not having gyms open was the hardest thing."
In March, Ms Victoria was preparing to take part in her first ever bodybuilding competition. It was cancelled.
"The first two weeks were quite a shock," she said. "I had prepping for a show in May and as already emotionally and physically exhausted. I was absolutely devastated. I went very inward on myself.
"Then I realised what the new normal was and what the one per centers are to do to keep my self sane and happy. I wanted to take time to develop and work on my mindset, so when I did leave lockdown, I knew I used my time wisely. You don't realise how much (little things) contribute to overall happiness."
The violin and viola player was looking forward to rehearsing a new project when Victoria premier Daniel Andrews announced the suburb-specific lockdown.
"That's been a killer, not having anything to look forward to in terms of music," Ms Victoria said. "I was meant to have rehearsal next week but it doesn't classify as work. But the important (thing) to remember we're all in this together. It's about working as a big community. That's what will get us through."