Corona Diary: Day 89-93

Posted on 22nd June 2020 | in Blogs , Community , Corona Diary , Coronavirus

The diary of a student who is no longer in school, following what this new virus means for us. 

I’ve seen a lot of people talking about things that they’re going to be more grateful for once we’re back to normal life, things like being able to go to the cinema or travelling wherever you want. But I think being grateful for things could also be focusing on what we have right now, and being thankful for the present.

Even with lock down and being stuck inside a lot, I’m really grateful for the things I have. I’m happy that I have time to do lots of writing everyday- it’s something that I wasn’t able to do much during school time- as well as having time to do school work and art.

The other thing that I’m really appreciative of is the area we live in. When we weren’t allowed to drive anywhere, it could’ve been awful, but because Amble is such a beautiful place we were able to still go for really nice walks and runs everyday. Beautiful fields, beaches and the river mean that every time we went out it didn’t feel boring, and now we’re allowed further afield I’m grateful for how many natural places there are to explore in Northumberland.

We went up to Simonside to see the sunset a few days ago and it was really beautiful.

I’m also really thankful for my friends and family- even though my birthday wasn’t as planned, it still ended up being a great day thanks to them. Going for a picnic with my friends and getting Dolly’s and Daisy’s milkshakes was really fun, and the cake my mum made was amazing.

There’s a lot of bad things going on at the minute- the virus especially, but also the violence and racism that’s affecting so many people. It’s necessary to think about these things and try and do whatever we can, but there’s always something to be grateful for. Sometimes it just doesn’t feel like it.

by Lily Tibbitts

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