Sunday, May 3, 2020

COVIDJOURNAL: I feel like I've been getting closer to my friends and loved ones more than ever

(From student submission AMH2020 Spring2020)

April 17, 2020
The governor has spoken today and has given a list of essential jobs and thank God that my job is one. Right now we wear masks and gloves at work which is kind of a bummer but I know it's for the greater good for the people of Tallahassee. Since school has been changed online I have been busy with school work on my computer so it has taken my mind off of the fact that I am staying home a lot more not doing anything.  I have tried to work out to keep active but knowing that my favorite Chinese restaurant has opened up for delivery it's hard to keep in shape because I can't last very long without kung pao chicken.  I have been ordering out a lot since it's better than waiting in line outside the restaurant but it is a lot of money but I guess I'm just too lazy to go get it myself.  things have been getting harder with my relationship due to the distance and not being able to see each other we are arguing more about small things but in the end, it's really nothing.  I really hope this doesn't last very long things feel so different and I don't like it but I think my dog seems to like it that I'm home more. My grandma finally got back in touch with me since she went to the doctors in Gainesville to get tested for Coronavirus but luckily it wasn't she was just having a Common stomach bug but she would still be susceptible to getting Coronavirus but I'm glad she doesn't have it. If anything I'm grateful for that is an essential business it is my nearest liquor store God bless you, Governor DeSantis.

April 24, 2020
Things have been feeling kind of normal I guess I'm getting used to the schedule for the virus but I know things are so different.  I recently went to the grocery store and got a good amount of food but it seems like it's more expensive now than it was before all of this.  I'm still leaving out more which is somewhat a bad thing for my health but it's good to support the local business and keep these businesses having customers. 

 Things have been pretty rough my girlfriend has  broken up with me While this could be just temporary thing from the stress that's putting on her I fear for the worse. I am multiple drinks in writing this journal and I'm sure once I turn this in I will not be very happy with myself. My roommate's And I have been having fun we've been spending a lot more time together and growing our relationship Bond together. Maybe this virus isn't the worst thing in the world but it's gotten me closer to my friends than ever before and closer to people who are trying to stay healthy and I think that's what this is all about is relying on each other. 

One good thing that has come from this stay-at-home order is that I have been reading more I've gone through more books than I have through my high school years which I'm pretty proud of.  I have been getting a lot more stuff around the house done like measly chores and stuff I've been putting off since I have school work and other liabilities to deal with. Schoolwork has been a lot different I've always taken at least one online class but having all of these online classes is a lot different I miss coming into the class and getting notes from lecture because it seems like it was a lot easier that way. Now it feels like the days are going by faster with seems weird that I'm staying home more. 

April 30th, 2020 Everything seems somewhat back to normal more restaurants are opening up that I love and it feels like I can do more things now.  as the stay-at-home order ends I hope I can reconnect with friends I haven't seen in a while. Ever since I stopped really paying attention to the news it feels like things are getting better hopefully the country gets back in order and we can go back to our normal lives. On the bright side of this virus, I feel like I've been getting closer to my friends and loved ones more than ever and maybe we can make good out of this virus bye reconnecting with a people we now and caring for one another.