My immediate family has been impacted financially across the board. As of yet, we have not suffered any sickness from the pandemic. I really miss seeing and hugging family members. We video chat frequently but it’s nowhere near the same. My hours were greatly affected at my job. And because of the uncertainty of when I would work next, I had to scurry around to come up with another solution to try and stay afloat money wise . That, along with being a full time mother of a 7 year old with autism who I now have to do distant learning with, has been really tough. I am trying to maintain a positive mindset and my sanity but it is truly difficult. It has been a scary ordeal for me, not so much due to the actual virus, but for the panic/fear surrounding it from others. Im not a homebody so as a person who is used to going places, being hunkered down for this time actually made me appreciate time I get out to go to work.

About This Story

  • Project: COVID-19
  • Date submitted: 2020-05-19 00:00:00
  • Emotional tone: Neutral
  • Who should know about this? Everyone
  • Is the story health-related? NA

About the Storyteller

  • Community: West Palm Beach
  • Age: 31-40
  • Gender: Female
  • Concerns: Being around too many people, Employment, Health of my friends and/or family, Health of the community, My child's education, My health, Paying the bills, Safety of my neighborhood, 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: NA
  • Who my story is about: My friends and family
  • Why people acted the way they did: NA
  • How people were treated: NA
  • In my story, there are: NA
  • In my story: I am stressed out
  • My story shows: NA
  • My story teaches us that: NA
  • My story teaches us that: NA
  • My story is about: NA