The New Regular

The coronavirus has extremely impacted my life. From the beginning, it changed how I, and the entire world, interact with one another in public and at home, but as things got more serious and the threat grew so did our lives. I had to move off campus, and was suddenly taking classes online, this made it so much harder to stay tuned into the lectures and participate. I lost my job temporarily for 2 months. I worked as a receptionist at my family’s salon, and with it closing my dad was also out of a job for those 2 months and it was really hard on him. By me being home, I picked up more duties around the house to help my mom who was fortunate enough to not lose her job such as helping my sister with her classwork and homework. Considering that no one in my family is a licensed teacher, some of the assignments and lessons were kind of hard to understand and teach. We started going to a lot of grocery giveaways, to assist our neighbors who were more at risk or didn’t have a car and were unable to go. I have not been able to see some of my family in months because they are at risk. Overall, this experience has affected my life is so many more ways than I could imagine.

About This Story

  • Project: COVID-19
  • Date submitted: May 21, 2020
  • Emotional tone: Positive
  • Who should know about this? Friends and family and My community

About the Storyteller

  • Community: Jupiter
  • Age: 18-30
  • 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, 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: They have strong beliefs
  • How people were treated: --
  • In my story, there are: No solutions
  • In my story: I am stressed out
  • My story shows: I am in control
  • My story teaches us that: The community is resilient
  • My story teaches us that: The community is stable
  • My story is about: Hope