Coronavirus has forces me to channel my creativity and spend time focusing on things in the moment. It has allowed me to treasure time with my loved ones and practice being present in the moment. My family and I went out to buy canvases, paint, and wine and spent time doing our own paint and sip at home. We found something that we all could enjoy together and it was a relaxing experience after the havoc that comes with having everyone at home. I am a new mom and I was just about to graduate and start a new job come summer. However, the the job is now on pause. I’m not worried about food because it is taken care of with SNAP and I have somewhere to stay, but I would like to be able to make extra money for other things.

About This Story

  • Project: COVID-19
  • Date submitted: 2020-04-20 00:00:00
  • Emotional tone: Positive
  • Who should know about this? Everyone
  • Is the story health-related? NA

About the Storyteller

  • Community: Riviera Beach
  • Age: 18-30
  • Gender: Female
  • Concerns: Employment, Health of my friends and/or family, Health of the community, My child's education, and My health

How the Storyteller Interpreted Their Story

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  • In my story, there are: Solutions to problems
  • In my story: I am calm
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  • My story is about: Hope