A Teenager’s Perspective on COVID19 – Anonymously written!!
As a teenager, who is in her last year of high school, it’s hard being confined to home without being able to go out and see friends of mine or go places.
As a typical teenager, I live a pretty social life, so it’s hard not to be able to see my closest friends every day like I would at school. I even miss going to school every day and seeing my teachers and learning in a classroom, English or Mathematics. Many of us take these aspects of our lives for granted- I know I have. I took for granted my access to education, my teachers, my friends, and generally my social connections- until I did not have them any longer.
Due to COVID-19, I can’t go to school anymore, and I can’t see my teachers or friends. Moreover, it’s my senior year and I feel that I am missing out on many special occasions that would have happened and some that won’t happen due to the virus. There are questions as to whether our prom will be cancelled and/or whether we will have to study through the summer months. Many unknowns given these uncertain times.
But I can’t complain. There are people out there who have it way worse. There are those who are losing jobs or have lost them already and are struggling financially. There are those lying in hospital beds suffering from the virus. Or those who are at a high risk of getting the virus such as those who have pre-existing medical conditions, the elderly, etc. who are terrified for their lives that they will contract the virus due to people’s ignorance and selfishness of not self-isolating. I hope for all our sakes that this will come to an end, soon. You are not alone!!!