Tree Stump to a Palm Tree

Coronavirus has made a drastic effect on my life but I won’t allow it to defeat me. Earlier this year, I was overjoyed with the news of becoming a father. With my hands tied with school, college requirements, also football workouts; I knew I hand to make a stand for what was to come “my unborn child” . Sacrificing my studying and mental relaxation time, I went out to find a job. When sudden pandemic changes came into affect, I was devastated. My job shut us out and we didn’t know what day we would return. With little to no resources here in the glades area, My mind began to overfill with survival thoughts and what to do next. I began to pray and recite the many attributes I’ve carried with me all my life. “What god has for me, it is for me.”, “Just have faith the size of a mustard seed.” As the days went by, I spent my free time learning more about myself, like finding talents I didn’t know I had. Hidden talents including hydro dipping shoes and drawing custom pictures on pants. My talent not only became a small hustle for me but I was doing something I love. Social distancing has been hard for me because I am a social person and love hanging out with friends. Despite the many changes the pandemic has caused, I’m still standing tall and try to accomplish nothing less than greatness .

About This Story

  • Project: COVID-19
  • Date submitted: July 2, 2020
  • Emotional tone: Strongly positive
  • Who should know about this? Everyone, Friends and family, Leaders who make decisions, and My community

About the Storyteller

  • Community: Belle Glade
  • Age: 18-30
  • Gender: Male
  • Concerns: Being alone, Employment, Having enough food, Health of my friends and/or family, Health of the community, and Safety of my neighborhood

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: Myself
  • Why people acted the way they did: They have strong beliefs
  • How people were treated: NA
  • In my story, there are: Solutions to problems
  • In my story: --
  • My story shows: I am in control
  • My story teaches us that: --
  • My story teaches us that: --
  • My story is about: Hope