Living Through The Coronavirus Storm

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic


It's a beautiful day here in San Antonio, Texas. The color blue is all over the sky. I'm sitting in my room on the bed still in disbelief over everything that has taken place over the last two months. It all happened so fast and so quick that there's information that's still hasn't sunk in my head. This Coronavirus has disabled the world in a way that I've never seen before. It has forced all of us to play by its rules. Now that's power.

A lot has changed in my life as well. I had just received a call from the dentist's place that I go to. I won't be able to head back there until May 2. The person on the phone Stephanie was really nice to me. She was telling me how it's been rough for her and the employees that work there. They only work two days out of the week and it has to be an emergency for them to see you. 

I totally understand that. So, I'm not really worried about my braces because they have more important patients to see at this time. Plus, I don't have to worry about my monthly payment for May, so that's nice to know. This virus also has me ordering more from Uber Eats and Postmates than ever before. If I'm not eating grocery food, then I'm ordering Popeye's, Raising Cane's, KFC, and other places.

If it wasn't for a friend of mine checking on me, grocery shopping would be a lot harder for me, because I don't have a car right now. But, thanks to her, I can stay caught up on groceries. Every Friday, she'll ask me if I need to go get some groceries, and I'll say yes. So we'll go to either Sam's Club or H.E.B. I miss H.E.B's apple pie. I haven't had one of their pies in months!

If I go out. I go to the nearest gas station to get drinks sometimes. I usually go either early in the morning or close to 10 pm at night for fear of catching the Coronavirus. I'm not working right now as of April the 23rd, I haven't worked since March, I don't remember the date, every day feels the same honestly. But, I've managed to stay afloat thanks to the stimulus check and the unemployment fund.

One positive out of going through all of this is that I've been able to talk to my oldest niece more than I have in a while. I'm so glad she and the family are safe up north in Maryland. Overall, it's been a bizarre process that took some time to get used to. I stay on the internet from when I wake up at 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. Then I'll take a nap for two hours, I'll wake up and get some dinner around 7:00 pm. After I eat, then I'll either go on Netflix or watching videos on youtube until 2:30 am. Then I'm off to sleep.

It's funny because I used to dream about being off for months. I just never thought it would happen and not in this way either. If people weren't losing their lives over this virus, I would be more cheerful. So overall, the virus has affected me by not working and traveling like I would like to. But compared to other people, I'm blessed to be doing decently well right now. I wish we all as a whole we're doing well though. 

It's been a lot to take in. 


Submitted: April 23, 2020

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Archia

It is a lot to take in. Being off work for ages sounds great in theory but it's definitely not as much a holiday as it sounds. It sounds like you're looking at this with a positive view which is great. Stay well.

Sun, May 3rd, 2020 11:58pm

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Yeah. I still don't believe it's all soaked in yet, probably in time it will. That's true. A holiday is much better for sure. Appreciate that compliment, it's been hard, but I try to remain positive. You do the same, stay well.

Sun, May 3rd, 2020 9:02pm

Sharief Hendricks

Yes ... CuriousOne we can for the first time all relate to the same thing...the whole world is suffering simultaneously !.

What this virus has taught me is that the world is much smaller than it used to be...

Here in South Africa we are used to challenges ...we had TB which we still fighting...we also had HIV which we still fighting...We had Ebola which we are still fighting...and of course Malaria....

Now it's Corona ......

Nice one !!!

Wed, July 8th, 2020 6:22pm

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So true Sharef Hendricks! The world is suffering, and the suffering feels like it isn't going away anytime soon sad to say. Good grief! You guys have all kinds of challenges as well in South Africa it seems.

It's been one challenge after another here in the United States also. Appreciate the compliment!!!

Wed, July 8th, 2020 6:50pm

Criss Sole

Thanks for sharing your experience.
Good luck and stay safe!

Thu, October 29th, 2020 7:53am

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My pleasure. You too up there. Stay safe!

Thu, October 29th, 2020 7:18am

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