(From student journal AMH2020 Spring2020)
Day 1 – Learning that class will be online now. Watching the world go crazy and lives being taken or changed. Waking up doing the same thing, going to work. CVS was so busy I did not know if I could handle it. People getting medicine that they have not had since 2018, this pandemic made everything hectic. My life haven’t changed much except for the move of classes and work being crazier then usual.
Day 2 – Since I don’t have to be to work until 2 I’ll either sleep in, watch Netflix or work on a assignment. It became a routine with having to stay home. I do feel like I’m on house arrest, I didn’t go out as much anyways but now that I am actually required to stay home doesn’t sit right. I am more bored. Grateful I am still able to work though.
Day 3 – I thought classes being online would be cool but its not. I will rather be in the classroom. Me having the choice to do things on my own time cause me to procrastinate even more. I do not feel like I am learning anymore, just submitting assignments. But it is teaching me that even when no one is watching I still need to do what I got to do. This semester definitely shape me for the next.
Day 4 – Curfew is being enforced. Honestly do not see how that will help if everybody is still out all during the day. I was riding to get some food and seen people partying at a gas station and police chasing people. They was not going to learn until one of them got it themselves and not just hearing about others. But I enjoyed my chic fil a and went home.
Day 5 – I’m missing church, wishing to hear a good word right now. My pastor video tapes himself every Sunday now to still give us a message. I’m off today so I’ll just be cleaning up and eating my life away. Hoping I’ll at least gain something when this is all over.
Day 6 – Dreading to go to work. I see these same customers everyday and it just drives me crazy. I be so annoyed, but music helps. I put my airpod in and try to get through my day. Them 30-minute breaks go by so quick but be so needed at times. Just to get a mental break from the chaotic environment.
Day 7 – Wearing this mask is going to take me out. I’m having so much trouble breathing and its fogging up my glasses every time I breath. My coworker and I was having the same problem and then it will start to hurt or irritate you behind your ears. Just can’t wait until this is all over.
Day 8 – It was truck day today and I’m the only one in pharmacy that puts up the totes. It be too much then have to stop and tend to customers. Seems like I wasn’t never going to get finished. It be funny though, soon as we restock out in the store also everything be gone again.
Day 9 – I went to go see my niece and nephews. Those my babies, we be so happy to see each other. I cannot wait until N** learn how to walk; she is the baby out the group. They love to eat and take my phone. Somehow, they figured out how to go to the camera and be wasting up my storage.
Day 10 – Went to go take my grandma to go get her meds. She loves to ride just to get out the house. She tried to give me money to pay for it knowing I was not going to take it. Then we went to get a burger and went back to her house for the day.
Day 11 – Today was basic like all my other day, just going to work and coming back home is the routine.
Day 12 - Today was basic like all my other day, just going to work and coming back home is the routine.
Day 13 - Today was basic like all my other day, just going to work and coming back home is the routine.
Day 14 - Today was basic like all my other day, just going to work and coming back home is the routine.
Day 15 - Today was basic like all my other day, just going to work and coming back home is the routine.
Day 16 – Today I woke up to a phone call from a recruiter in corrections. I was so excited I really thought they forgot about me. But he told me my interview is tomorrow at 1:30. I was happy but then I remembered I’ll be at work at that time. I literally cried cause I didn’t know if I was going to be able to get someone to work in my place. But lucky I did.