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Day 14/14: The finale

Day 14/14: The finale
October 22, 2020

It is the final day. The culmination of two weeks of isolation comes together during the final 24 hours. It is met with nothing but a boring day and rising anxiety around the desire to get out; life...

Day 13/14: So, so close

Day 13/14: So, so close
October 20, 2020

Finally, the penultimate day has arrived, bringing with it one of the final two full days within the quarantine. With under 48 hours to go until we are able to leave, the excitement continues to build. The...

Day 12/14: Importance of positivity

Day 12/14: Importance of positivity
October 19, 2020

We are now deep within the final stretch of this 14-day quarantine, as the twelfth day brings renewed energy and excitement towards the end. Something that has stood out to me throughout these 12...

Day 11/14: The value of being alone

Day 11/14: The value of being alone
October 18, 2020

Day 11 welcomes a distinct feeling of anxiety towards finally leaving. Tuesday is the final day, and it is just barely over the horizon. I think that there is some level of importance in quarantine,...

Day 10/14: Food for thought

Day 10/14: Food for thought
October 17, 2020

The 10th day of quarantine marks the beginning of the end; this is the final stretch as the end of the 14 days approaches. I have reached the point where I am no longer shedding the virus (according...

Day 9/14: The end (of quarantine) is near

Day 9/14: The end (of quarantine) is near
October 16, 2020

As day nine comes and goes, there is a growing feeling of excitement as the days begin to wind down. The thought of everything going back to normal is weird, especially when everything that happens in...

Day 8/14: Time to move around

Day 8/14: Time to move around
October 15, 2020

Day eight marks more improvements in symptoms, ultimately to the point where they are nearly gone. As I’ve improved, the need to move around and reactivate my body becomes even more of a priority. When...

Day 7/14: The shouting silences

Day 7/14: The shouting silences
October 14, 2020

The seventh day marks the halfway point of this journey. It is tough to believe that it has already been a week since I shut my door to everyone on the outside, but here we are. What has begun to stand...

Day 6/14: Finding routines

Day 6/14: Finding routines
October 13, 2020

Day six is my first with an entire house floor to myself. It is weird; even with the opportunity to expand my range beyond just my room, I find that I continue to stay in my friendly confines. I wake...

Day 5/14: New freedoms

Day 5/14: New freedoms
October 12, 2020

Day five doesn’t start out by bringing any more excitement, with even fewer responsibilities to do. With no homework on my slate for the entire day, I am left to fill the time with absolutely nothing....

Day 4/14: Time flies when you’re having… “fun”

Day 4/14: Time flies when you’re having… “fun”
October 11, 2020

Day four was when the lockdown became a war of attrition. The initial shock phase of testing positive gradually wears away, as the dull nature of the situation becomes even more apparent. Of all days...

Day 3/14: The test results

Day 3/14: The test results
October 10, 2020

Day three begins like the others; wake up and lay in bed, spacing out while looking at the blank wall ahead. Mentally, I have to take note of the symptoms and get readings on different vitals to note...

Day 1 of 14: Life in a lockdown

Day 1 of 14: Life in a lockdown
October 8, 2020

When Tuesday morning began, we were prepared to go to practice and class later in the day. By the time the sun set, we became barred from leaving our secure locations in hopes to trap a threat that cannot...

A Grocery Store Worker’s Call to Action Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

A Grocery Store Worker’s Call to Action Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
April 23, 2020

I want to start by saying it is a miracle that neither I nor anyone in my family has gotten sick. During this pandemic, my father is a healthcare worker, and I work at a small grocery store. Almost...

How to Make it Through Quarantine

How to Make it Through Quarantine
April 16, 2020

While the global COVID-19 pandemic continues, public health authorities are crediting social distancing and self-quarantining with keeping infection rates lower than predicted. Most non-essential public...

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