#Onthebrightside #bittersweet

Coronavirus has been a positive and negative experience for me. On the positive side one of my streams of income will continue to come in. On the negative side, the way I am able to make extra money (to be able to save and not live paycheck to paycheck) would put me at risk by coming in contact with numerous people. Since I live with my grandmother, I’m unable to do this. I worry that the older people in my house are continuously going out for food. We bump heads a lot. On the bright side I’ve had the chance to work on being more active and I have had time to prepare healthier meals. (Minus one week of eating all junk and not being able to get enough motivation to do much outside of the bed.) My sister and I have started this new thing where we go on walks every day. On the negative side I am extremely tired of hearing about the virus and I’m hoping things will return to normal in May so that I can do the things I most enjoy again.

About This Story

  • Project: COVID-19
  • Date submitted: April 15, 2020
  • Emotional tone: Neutral
  • Who should know about this? No one

About the Storyteller

  • Community: West Palm Beach
  • Age: 18-30
  • Gender: Female
  • Concerns: Being alone, Being around too many people, Health of my friends and/or family, and My health

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: Focus on the here and now
  • Who my story is about: Myself
  • Why people acted the way they did: They are trying to get by
  • How people were treated: NA
  • In my story, there are: Solutions to problems
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  • My story shows: I am in control
  • My story teaches us that: --
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