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COVID 19 – When everything changed.

Monday 5th April (Easter Holidays) - week 2 of the pandemic.


It hit 7:30 in the morning when I suddenly felt the warmth of the sun beaming through my window onto my face. It felt like a beautiful summer’s morning, one of those days where you should be meeting up with your friends or family for a BBQ and drinks on the beach, but then it sunk in. For now, that would be impossible. I felt that sick to the stomach feeling, a feeling of being trapped in my own life. If someone ever said to me that during the year 2020 it would be illegal to see friends or family I would have laughed in their face. I mean, it sounds like a joke right?


I stretched out my arms and legs ready to get through another boring day in isolation. I looked at myself in the mirror and sighed, still not quite coming to terms with the situation. I could hear the news on extremely loud downstairs whilst my parents were watching Boris Johnson babble on about how many people have died within the last 24 hours. It’s all depressing. Why can’t they talk about how many people have recovered more often?


“Mum! Dad! Would you like a cup of tea?” I shouted over the ear-piercing sound of the news presenter’s voice.

“Yes please, love!” Mum replied.


My mum works for the NHS but it was her day off. I do worry about my mum during all of this, but she is a hero in my eyes. I mean I do moan and groan about not being able to go to work or college but my mum and all the other NHS staff are risking their lives to help people during this pandemic. I need to try and remain as positive as possible, for my mum’s sake.

As the kettle was boiling I was planning out my day in my head; a cup of tea and catch up with the news, do my online exercise class, shower and then any college work that needs to be done.  Pretty much the same routine I’ve had in the past 2 weeks. I must say it does make you appreciate the little things in life before all of this. I miss my drive to work or college, I miss catching up with my friends face to face and planning a weekend away, going to the gym or just simply visiting my Nan and giving her a big hug. Enough of me ranting on in my head, giving myself a headache, for now, I have to be strong, everyone is in the same boat and we will get through this stronger than ever!