Documenting Our Lives During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Updated: Oct 18, 2020

There are many of us who are scared and unsure of what tomorrow will hold right now. The Coronavirus Pandemic is forcing us into a situation that we never have experienced before. Various media sources are giving us information that we must shuffle through to determine what is really going on. No one is completely sure of what will happen or when this will end. We just need to try to keep pushing forward with our lives and try to stay in a healthy mindset.

One day the Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020 is all going to be history books. Our future generations will read about and wonder how we managed through the pandemic.

A great way for us to share our current situation with future generations about the Coronavirus Pandemic is to document our personal experiences ourselves. We have an opportunity now to begin documenting what we are going through.

I would love to challenge everyone to start documenting their own personal stories starting today. Your story can be on a sheet of paper, in a notebook, or even a document online.

If you aren't sure what to write in your journal, here are a few ideas to get you started.

  • What has your shopping experience been like? What do you see when you go out to get something?

  • Did your child(ren) school close? How are they continuing their lessons? Are they getting food delivered from school?

  • What type of occupation do you have? Are you in isolation at home? Are you still working?

  • Are you scared? What are you scared most about?

  • How long do you think the pandemic will last?

  • What are you hearing through the media? What media sources do you find most reliable? How much time do you spending listening to or reading the news?

  • How many days have you been in isolation so far, if you have? Do you wish you could go to work? Do you feel safer at home?

  • Were you prepared? What supplies are you worried about not having?

  • How do you handle your day? Have you established a new routine?

You can include whatever you are feeling and seeing. Making this a daily activity can help you to not only document the Coronavirus Pandemic, but it might help to get some of your concerns or fears written or typed out.

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