Starting adult life on the wrong foot |EJSLW2020

Due to COVID-19 many youth may be happy or relieved because they can partake in schooling online which means more time to sleep, flexibility and convenience. As for me being an 18-year-old senior I do not posses those same feelings. COVID-19 put me at an odd limbo, I will not only miss out on events that are the culmination (prom and graduation) of high school but college as well. COVID-19 put an unwanted and unexpected gap in my transition from adolescence to adulthood and to add insult to injury the government has yet to devise a plan for college students! It’s really deterring to possibly still have to pay tuition for a school I am not attending nor reaping the benefits of. All in all , COVID-19 is making adulting harder and more stressful.

About This Story

  • Project: COVID-19
  • Date submitted: 2020-03-25 00:00:00
  • Emotional tone: Strongly positive
  • Who should know about this? Everyone
  • Is the story health-related? NA

About the Storyteller

  • Community: Boynton Beach
  • Age: 18-30
  • Gender: Female
  • Concerns: My child's education

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: Think ahead to what's next
  • Who my story is about: Myself
  • Why people acted the way they did: They are trying to get by
  • How people were treated: Some people are worth more than others
  • In my story, there are: --
  • In my story: I am stressed out
  • My story shows: I have no control
  • My story teaches us that: The community is vulnerable
  • My story teaches us that: The community is volatile
  • My story is about: Fear