Another Covid-19 Diary

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Memoir  |  House: Booksie Classic

A diary entry of what I've done during quarantine and my personal thoughts about the whole ordeal.

The COVID-19 pandemic was something I never thought would happen in my lifetime. Maybe it's a little naive of me to think, but I usually only ever listened to stories about these types of things, never experienced them. And even though this may not be as big as WW1 or something fictional like an apocalypse, this type of event would definitely be in the history books, which makes me feel a sort of weird proudness to have lived through this. Maybe it shouldn't, but I know there are some people out there that feel it too. I hate waking up for school and have thought about this type of thing happening where the government orders us to stay home, but I never thought it would. 

During this pandemic, I feel like I've actually benefitted a lot from it. Being an introvert, I was never one that went a lot so being told to stay indoors was actually a blessing for me. I feel bad for those who are suffering firsthand because of the virus and I praise all the frontline workers, but quarantine has helped me do some things that I never would have had the time to do during "normal" times. I have been baking more, reading more, writing more, and trying out new things like cutting my bangs! (If you're thinking about doing this, please watch some tutorials and make sure it's what you want. I made many mistakes). I’ve watched new and old movies and made some new favourites. I’ve binged watched shows and listened to some new music. I’ve cleaned up the house and organized my rooms, which was long overdue. 

I feel like some people thought quarantine and staying at home would make people lazier, but I’ve seen people be more productive than I’ve ever been during these past few months. Posting videos about creating hangout spaces for when quarantine lifts, or maybe renovating their house. I’ve seen someone post videos about gaining a new skill every day. Quarantine has even got people getting motivation and doing workouts to get into shape! While there are people protesting outside the quarantine, there are those making the most of it and respecting the stay-at-home orders. 

Of course, there are some downsides to staying inside every day. I’ve started to dread online school and have been silently waiting for when schools are open again. I’m starting to miss going out and eating at restaurants and walking aimlessly around a mall. I miss talking to my friends in person. I miss volunteering at my favourite museum. I miss not wearing a mask every time I go out for groceries, (I cannot breathe in those things!). But most of all, I miss the routine and freedom I had. Sometimes I feel like I have too much free time that I don’t even know what to do anymore. If I bake too much, I’ll have too much food. If I read too much, my head will start to hurt from all the information I’m gathering. And some days, I can’t even write anything. This sounds like a first-world problem, but we’ve all heard the “dying from boredom” phrase, right? We all know this is something that most of us are going to use against our kids in the future when they say they’re dying of boredom. Just watch out, mini Nicole. 

But in conclusion, we should all stay-at-home and do our best to prevent the pandemic from lasting any further. If you are a frontline worker, I thank you for all the work you’ve been doing. You guys are the real heroes during this time. If you are someone like me, who’s main contribution is to stay home, then stay home, and do something you’ve always wanted to do and can do at home. There’s a small chance that something like this may happen again, so make the most of it. If you have been affected by the virus by losing your job or someone you love, my condolences. I know these times are tough and you should take all the time you need to heal. 

We’re all going to make it through this together. Have a safe quarantine everyone, and I’ll see you in the history books


Submitted: May 11, 2020

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monette nicole

Sorry for the formatting, not sure how to fix it.

Mon, May 11th, 2020 2:25am

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