Life is an everyday experience.

The Corona Virus has changed my life drastically. It has created a new way of living, a new norm, as well as a sense of caution and panic within me. I am unable to do things that I normally enjoy doing, such as going to the movies, mall, out to eat, traveling, etc. I am forced to practice a new lifestyle that I am learning how to do day by day. It’s a surreal feeling to know I can’t pick up a gallon of milk from Publix without a mask on, or pump gas without gloves on. It’s even a big deal to cough and sneeze. People give dirty looks and stare, or walk away. So many new rules to follow. It’s tough, but I understand the importance of all the guidelines in place. The virus has also made me more aware of where I sit, what I eat, what I touch, where I stand, and even with whom I do these things. I am more aware of my surroundings. I wash my hands more frequently. I am very cautious. I am also using this time to spend more time with my teenager daughter. This experience teaches us to enjoy what we have, before what we have becomes what we had.

About This Story

  • Project: COVID-19
  • Date submitted: May 8, 2020
  • Emotional tone: Strongly positive
  • Who should know about this? Everyone

About the Storyteller

  • Community: Lake Worth
  • Age: 31-40
  • Gender: Female
  • Concerns: Being around too many people, Employment, Health of my friends and/or family, Health of the community, My child's education, My health, Paying the bills, and Safety of those who can't care for themselves

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