Their lives haven't changed since getting vaccinated. This is their new normal
Updated 1515 GMT (2315 HKT) May 22, 2021
(CNN)For all the people who are clamoring to get back out in the world post-vaccine, there are plenty who are saying, "nope, we aren't ready."
Even with science of the vaccine on their side — and liberating new CDC guidance on masks issued last week — it's about what people are comfortable doing.
Getting on a plane, going to concerts, shopping for groceries in person or going to the movies are some of the things that feel uncomfortable to some as people get vaccinated and the virus continues to claim lives.
CNN spoke with people who are not changing the way they are living even after being vaccinated. They told us why their "new normal" looks a lot like pandemic life.
Here are some of their stories, as told in their own words. Their responses have been edited for length and clarity.
Her family realized they love being at home, so they are building a theater room
Dawn Moore-Johnson, 55 • Conyers, Georgia
We're not going to be hermits in the house, but I think that there are still so many unknowns right now. Simply because I've gotten both vaccines doesn't mean that I can just go out in public and act as if nothing ever happened.
Our family has expanded from just a single female to having married in September AND moved my 83-year-old mom in with us.
We went to a restaurant that we heard had good social distancing when I got a promotion. We get inside and I'm horrified because I'm looking around and these people don't have on masks and I'm thinking, "What's wrong with these people?" The servers had masks on, so we didn't take ours off. We will keep going out to eat but eat outdoors or order takeout only.
The theater is totally out of the question for me. But at the drive-in theater, you kind of feel like you're cocooned because you're in your own vehicle with your own family. It's important to be able to do things that you enjoy doing, but just be careful while doing that. I am enjoying being at home. We have invested money to finish a portion of our basement so that we have our own theater where we can watch movies at home.
We decided after we were vaccinated that we would go on a vacation. We will only drive for the foreseeable future — I don't want to get on a plane. We chose Disney theme parks primarily because they are so stringent in their protocol. They are limiting tickets and you have to make reservations.
We focused on trying to better ourselves and our life while we were quarantined and still are. My husband is working on his doctorate. I'm working on my master's. We were able to do that virtually.
I think there's still so much that we have to learn. We don't even know how long the vaccine is going to last. We don't know what's going to be happening in other parts of the world that can affect us. I think that certain things are going to be off limits for a while, unfortunately, at least for me.
She is happy doing things on her own, but misses her grandsons
Carla Glidewell, 72 • Indianapolis, Indiana
My normal is the same as it has been for the past 12 months. I use a mask, wash my hands and have had both vaccines. I will not be going out and about or visiting with family until my two young grandsons get their immunizations.
Being retired, I have never been doing a lot socially, like going dancing, going to bars or anything like that. I am a very happy person at home doing my gardening and my reading. I like jigsaw puzzles and paint by numbers.
I live in a wonderful neighborhood and we do all visit out on the front porch, weather permitting, with a mask on. So, it's not like I have zero interaction. I walk my two puppies and visit with friends on the phone.
My big outings during the pandemic and even now have been to the grocery store every two or three weeks and to the gas station. I think until the variants calm down and until the world calms down, I'm just a very cautious person.
Before the pandemic