Corona Diary: Day 22-25
The diary of a student who is no longer in school, following what this new virus means for us.
The past few days haven’t been good. Our relative that was ill appeared to get better, but then sadly died on Saturday morning, meaning that the family closest to him are on their own grieving at the moment. It was shocking to lose someone that I knew, especially from something like this- a currently untreatable virus.
I know that many people have been more affected by this than I have, but until now I hadn’t really seen the consequences of the virus itself. My family can’t have a funeral for him. When I look at events like this, I feel bad for finding a bright side in the situation before, as it’s clear now that for a lot of people there’s no silver lining.
The news is giving us a lot of negative stories as well, adding to the inherent misery of the lock down by providing us with information that we don’t need and often doesn’t relate to us at all. We have the radio on in my house almost all day, and I’ve come to hate the news reports, as all they seem to be giving is bad news. Clearly, there isn’t much good news to give, but it’s a lot to take in.
However, we’re still trying to stay positive and keep doing the things we love while we still can, such as running. Me and my sister did a running Easter trail that I created, trying to stay away from people as much as possible. We also did a mini Easter egg hunt around the house and my mum baked a simnel cake for Sunday.
It’s difficult to find a positive to what’s happening, so sometimes we have to make our own positives, using our time to try and do things we love. There’s undoubtedly a lot of bad things happening, and we get told about them a lot. I want to know what’s going on, but I have to find a balance between being informed and my mental health.