COVID-19 and Me

The virus hasn’t really had an impact on me. I am just taking precautionary measures when going out into the public. I keep hand sanitizer with me and wipes in my car. I come back home and boil lime peels/orange peels with salt to stand over in order to inhale the steam because I know that the nostrils and the throat are the two places that this virus can reside, it being the coolest two places. I have always been an introvert and just the week before I had got approved to work from home when needed and this was just what I needed in order to do some of the things for my place of employment. I now cook a little more, I walk, I sing and I study the word of God now that I have time. But I am also looking at the people within my reach. I notice that they are not handling this work-at-home thing too well. I in a sense feel sorry for them because it is now exposing what is going on in the homes. It’s exposing that they are not as strong as they appear in the workplace. I am seeing a different side of people that I have never seen before. The worried and frantic looks and hearing their stories. This is what makes me sad when others are not happy.

About This Story

  • Project: COVID-19
  • Date submitted: 2020-03-26 00:00:00
  • Emotional tone: Positive
  • Who should know about this? Everyone
  • Is the story health-related? NA

About the Storyteller

  • Community: Delray
  • Age: 51-60
  • Gender: Female
  • Concerns: Being around too many people and Safety of those who can't care for themselves

How the Storyteller Interpreted Their Story

Note: Responses which fell closer to the middle (between two or three options) are shown as two dashes.
  • My story shows we need to: Focus on the here and now
  • Who my story is about: --
  • Why people acted the way they did: --
  • How people were treated: --
  • In my story, there are: Solutions to problems
  • In my story: I am calm
  • My story shows: I am in control
  • My story teaches us that: The community is vulnerable
  • My story teaches us that: --
  • My story is about: --