My New Normal

This new normal has been somewhat difficult for me. I am a people person that always greeted everyone with a hug. I work with children and I always greeted them with a kiss and a big hug. When my children see me they come running with arms open wanting that hug and kiss. They don’t understand social distances. Having to learn how to use Zoom, Google Classroom and Google Meets has been a challenge. I have gracefully accepted my new normal.

About This Story

  • Project: COVID-19
  • Date submitted: May 27, 2020
  • Emotional tone: Strongly positive
  • Who should know about this? Everyone

About the Storyteller

  • Community: Boynton Beach
  • Age: Over 61
  • Gender: Female
  • Concerns: Being around too many people, Health of my friends and/or family, Health of the community, My health, 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: --
  • How people were treated: People are treated how they want to be treated
  • In my story, there are: --
  • In my story: --
  • My story shows: --
  • My story teaches us that: The community is resilient
  • My story teaches us that: The community is stable
  • My story is about: Hope