Working from Home

I am a first year Elementary Education major at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and when the Coronavirus was first talked about we (the students) thought nothing of it. Then the week before spring break, the university’s president announced that students were supposed to stay home until April 5th to ensure no one would bring the Coronavirus to the Campus. Within the second week of staying home he announced that students could no longer come back in Campus unless it was to move out of their dorms. So, now it has been almost two months since I have been self distancing and it has been the most boring thing I have ever gone through. Living in Florida means that I have been through Hurricanes, but the Epidemic is like a hurricane that does not show rather it is done or not. Taking college classes is already a hassle, and adding online lecturing and tons of homework does not make it any better. You have to worry about your life and also worry about your assignment that is due at 5:30. I have never been more grateful for the library until now. I cannot focus working in the luxury of my home, my ideas become jammed and procrastination always sounds like a better option. God has blessed my mother with pay from home, so that has decreased my worrying. I regret taking my freshman college experience for granted, and I wish I could rewind time to go back.

About This Story

  • Project: COVID-19
  • Date submitted: April 30, 2020
  • Emotional tone: Strongly positive
  • Who should know about this? Everyone

About the Storyteller

  • Community: Jupiter
  • Age: 18-30
  • Gender: Female
  • Concerns: Having enough food, Health of my friends and/or family, and Paying the bills

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: --
  • Why people acted the way they did: NA
  • How people were treated: NA
  • In my story, there are: NA
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  • My story shows: I have no control
  • My story teaches us that: --
  • My story teaches us that: NA
  • My story is about: --