COVID-19 has changed my life in many ways
Throughout my short life, I've dealt with many strenuous challenges. Out of all the struggles I've had the misfortune of going through, my recent transition from high school student to adulthood has been the most difficult so far. While finding yourself as an adult is already one of the most difficult parts of anyone's life, my high school graduation happened during the start of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Anything I had planned before graduation suddenly became completely uncertain. Travels and activities I had planned for months ahead of time were cancelled, and remain cancelled months after the start of the pandemic. Suddenly everything I had imagined for after graduation was gone. With jobs being almost impossible to come by nowadays, there's been multiple times I've had to ask family members for help getting the basic necessities. One situation that stands out from the others is the time I had to ask family members if they had any spare toilet paper, simply because every store I went to was completely out of it and other fundamentals. Another pandemic related challenge I've had to face is being away from certain family members for months. With the safety of myself and my family being my greatest concern, I like everyone else have had to limit the amount of people I can interact with. This has caused me to be away from my grandparents for months, and also caused multiple friendships to end. Social media and Facetime have kept many of my bonds together, and I can only hope that I'll be able to reunite with people dear to me soon.