I Needed to Change

Aside from losing my job and having anxiety on and off, from the fear of catching the virus, I have been doing quite well. We have only spent money on food and supplies. It’s surprising how much frivolous spending we used to do. I have had more time to be with my family and to work on myself. I have been doing yoga, writing, and reflecting. I am committed to continuing the healthy habits I am cultivating. My heart hurts for everyone who has suffered from this virus. I believe that it is our duty, to those that have and are suffering, to come out of this as better, kinder people.

About This Story

  • Project: COVID-19
  • Date submitted: April 20, 2020
  • Emotional tone: Strongly positive
  • Who should know about this? Everyone

About the Storyteller

  • Community: Other
  • Age: 41-50
  • Gender: Female
  • Concerns: Being around too many people, 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: Solutions to problems
  • In my story: I am calm
  • My story shows: I am in control
  • My story teaches us that: The community is resilient
  • My story teaches us that: --
  • My story is about: Hope