A Positive Outlook

Story shared by Anna K of La Jolla

COVID-19 has changed my daily life because I suddenly could not participate in the activities I would do every day. My school went online for a week as a test for the possibility of this virus getting worse and I have not gone back to my school since. I now have to interact with others either through a screen or six feet apart with a mask on. It is not the ideal situation, but it is for everyone’s safety and I hope people recognize that.

A positive outlook on this is that with everyone being housebound, I feel like everyone now appreciates the little things in life, such as hanging out with friends or simply spending time with your family. I know I do. With the free time I have when I’m not doing schoolwork, I dug up old hobbies I used to have and have tried to keep myself busy as much as I could. Of course I miss seeing my friends, teachers, and going places, but I feel like it will all be worth it once those restrictions are lifted.

The main thing that impresses me is the social distancing that everyone is making sure they follow. They cross the street to the next sidewalk if someone is walking towards them and they always say hello to each other and asking how they are doing during this tough times. I feel very proud to be apart of a community who cares so much for each other, even when you can’t get too close. The words “stay safe!” never fail to give someone reassurance that this too shall pass.


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