Don’t Take the Little thing for granted.

The days are just not the same. You think you have time to do it all but when something like this hits, you wonder what have I been doing with my time. The Corona Virus has impacted me in ways that are simple but yet so meaningful at this time. The little things that I take for granted like going to the grocery store or dropping by to get a bite to eat is now obsolete. Social distancing from my family and friends have been the worst. I can’t even see my mom like I want right now for the fear of her getting sick. She has cancer and things have been put on hold for her now due to the epidemic. I am a person that likes to visit me elderly people and I can’t at the moment. Just walking out the door now I am so much more cautious. My neighbor across the street from me would usually come in the yard and now we’re talking at the edge of the driveways. My little cousins that I see day to day, I can’t anymore because I’m trying to keep my distance and follow the rules. My heart goes out to the elderly that don’t have anyone to check on them and the homeless. I want to help my community out so much but at the risk of becoming sick is so scary. I have learned that the things we take for granted should be the ones that we cherish the most because at anytime they can be stripped from us without warning. I miss the kids that I work with as well, all of them, good, challenged and some a little defiant but what I would do to have conversation with them now.

About This Story

  • Project: COVID-19
  • Date submitted: April 3, 2020
  • Emotional tone: Neutral
  • Who should know about this? Everyone

About the Storyteller

  • Community: Boynton Beach
  • Age: 51-60
  • Gender: Female
  • Concerns: Being around too many people, Employment, Having enough food, Health of my friends and/or family, Health of the community, My child's education, My health, Paying the bills, Safety of my neighborhood, and Safety of those who can't care for themselves

How the Storyteller Interpreted Their Story

Note: Responses which fell closer to the middle (between two or three options) are shown as two dashes.
  • My story shows we need to: --
  • Who my story is about: --
  • Why people acted the way they did: NA
  • How people were treated: NA
  • In my story, there are: NA
  • In my story: I am stressed out
  • My story shows: I have no control
  • My story teaches us that: The community is vulnerable
  • My story teaches us that: NA
  • My story is about: Fear