Covid 19 Journal Prompt 1

Personal Reflection – How has my life been impacted by Covid-19? Consider how your studies, relationship, work, emotional lives, and more were impacted by emergence of the virus. How has it continued to impact your life?

Every human affected by Covid 19 can detail their own struggles that have come from this virus. March 11, 2020, was the day that changed our lives forever. This day represents the beginning of what feels like a never ending burden. Covid 19. In March of 2020, I was a thriving senior on the final stretch of my high school career. Senior prom and graduation were just in sight. However, in the blink of an eye that was all taken away. My last few months of senior year, along with my freedom were abruptly taken away. As an individual who had just survived a suicide attempt in February of 2020, being confined into my home and separated from society caused me to fall into a deeper and darker hole. My sense of stress, anxiety, fear, sadness and loneliness worsened. All I wanted was to be at school spending days with my closests friends. Covid allowed me to quickly realize how much I took the little moments in life for granted. It is now the year 2022 and life appears to one again be becoming more normal. But will life truly ever be “normal” again? I believe not. Life with the Covid virus is the new normal. Seeing people who chose to wear a mask in public venues is the new normal. Isolation for 5 days after infection is the new normal. Getting vaccinated and boosted is the new normal. Covid 19 will forever continue to impact our lives in some shape or form.