Corona Diary: Day 45-47
The diary of a student who is no longer in school, following what this new virus means for us.
One of the things that’s been hardest during self-isolation is not being able to see people. I hate not being able to go out to different places and do different things, but the main problem is the companions that I miss doing these things with, like going to cafes or even school to see my friends. It’s the people that I really want to see, not the places.
My school work for going into A Levels has been interesting, but it can’t compare to the experience of actually being in a classroom and learning alongside my friends, getting to sit at break times and complain about work or talk about our lives. We’ve all been keeping in touch on social media, but it never feels quite as good as seeing each other everyday like we’re used to doing.
It’s also been upsetting to not be able to see family. Our cousins and grandparents all live several hours away, and with the death of a family member it’s been hard not to be able to travel to see them. Today we attended an online funeral for him, but it wasn’t the same as being there to comfort the rest of the family.
I’ve heard about a lot of people breaking the rules and meeting people when they aren’t supposed to or going places they shouldn’t, and it is really tempting to go round to a friends house or even just go on a walk with them. It’s easy to think that it’s just one exception.
But that’s a dangerous mindset to have, especially if everyone thinks like that. It’s hard to judge whether everyone individually has a valid reason to break quarantine, and for some people it will be unimaginably hard to have to stay inside and alone, but I hope that if we keep this up then we’ll all be allowed back to some semblance of normality soon.
by Lily Tibbitts