Sunday, May 3, 2020

COVIDJOURNAL: I'm simply tired.

(From student submission AMH2020 Spring2020)

Friday April 3rd, 2020
            I am a bit stressed because of the outbreak. I need to go grocery shopping and get essentials, but every store is almost clear. I am probably going to stay with my boyfriend, because his family is a bit more prepared.

Saturday April 4th, 2020
            Today has been the most dreadful of them all. Since Thursday we have a stay at home order in place to limit us from leaving the house. Thank the gods that I have a doggy for the excuse to leave my home. I’ve also been staying with my boyfriend’s family because they have enough essential supplies than my house does. I still have to go to my house every day because of my two Guinea pigs, Milo & Otis, to take care of.

Sunday April 5th, 2020
            Days are getting hotter, and cabin fever are beginning to settle in. I am blessed to still have a job right now at Tropical Smoothie, but I am terrified of getting COVID-19. Just found out two days ago that the virus can travel up to 27 feet and linger for hours on end, and on top of all of this I must close the shop tonight. Every day is new battle whether it is with boredom, school, or fear of going to work.

Monday April 6th, 2020
            Today was the slowest workday I’ve had since I started to work at tropical smoothie. Good thing everyone is staying home more and limiting their time spent outside. It makes me feel a little bit safer to go to work but 10-15 that have COVID-19 in Tallahassee do not know how they got it or who gave it to them, and it worries me especially since I still have to show up for work. I’m only lucky to have this job but I’m also more at risk.

Tuesday April 7th, 2020
My job and family complications make it a bit more difficult to stay Intune with my classes and their work, because of COVID-19 my schedule has never been the same. I’m buried in schoolwork and exhausted from working a lot more and drained mentally from my grandmas new sickness.

Wednesday April 8th, 2020
            Since I am finally off of work today, I woke up around 9:15 (kind of slept in) to begin on all of homework assignments. I plan to finish working around noon to eat and take a walk with my boyfriend and his super friking cute pup coco. Then jump right back into it. I also would love to find time for painting today or playing a family game, I really need to do something either relaxing or social or I’m going to lose it. I should also workout today, trying to get that winter bod.

Thursay April 9th, 2020
            Today has been really rough. I found out that my grandma has stage 4 throat cancer and must start treatment today, she is only 64 years old. I also had to be at work today at 7am and work well throughout the afternoon, and I am tired. I’m definitely popping open a bottle of wine tonight and paint some more, it really helps to cope with all of the chaos happening right now. I think this is the only homework assignment I am going to do today.

Saturday April 11th, 2020
            Yesterday was just as long as Thursday, so I did not write anything for Fridays journal. Today has been pretty good so far. I took a really nice walk with my boyfriend and his dog through the greenway and just ate a huge breakfast, thank the lord! Because I would have to go grocery shopping for breakfast foods at my house. All I have been doing recently is working a lot, homework here and there, and I picked a new hobby that I DID NOT know that I would love, painting.

Sunday April 12th, 2020
            HAPPY EASTER from home. I’m not really a religious kind of person but I got A LOT of candy this year. It has been nice and cool outside for a couple of days now and the only thing I can do besides working is to take nice nature walks. I have to close down the trop shop tonight.... even though it is Easter and we do not close early. Wish me luck!

Monday April 13th, 2020
This week is crunch time for me. I feel like I am falling behind in my classes and work just keeps pilling up. I hate quarantine and I wish life could go back to normal. I am hating this new normal.

Tuesday April 14th, 2020
            Today’s just another day, I have been working 30+ hours a week and it is starting to take a toll on me. I need vacay, away from work, away from my house, just away you know? I’m simply tired.