Post by sparkpikachu on Mar 21, 2020 11:00:01 GMT -7
Due to the COVID 19 situation, I've decided to start a support group here. There have been a lot of changes and I think it would be helpful to have a section dedicated to helping each other with whatever we are going through. This can include tips or just talking if you need someone to listen. We are a friendly community. What better way to show that than coming together during a time of need?
Here's a summary of my situation. I'm a university student. In the past week, classes have gone online, which has been a big change. I miss being in the classroom environment and seeing my friends in person. My dad is in essential services and my brother is immune compromised. All of this is causing a lot of stress. One thing I've found helpful is going outside. It calms the cabin fever. The online classes haven't been bad so far. At least I can hear the voices of my classmates and profs. If anyone else wants to share, go ahead. This could benefit the whole community.
"And sometimes, if I'm lucky And those wishes do come true, Then I would like to share my very greatest wish with you." Teddy Ruxpin
Post by kaylathehedgehog on Mar 26, 2020 19:04:52 GMT -7
Agreed. I was promoted to permanent substitute teacher at one of my local schools, but we're going to be out until at least the middle of April, possibly the rest of the semester if things don't clear up by then. My dad lost his spleen in a bad motorcycle wreck back in 2012, so we have to be careful that he doesn't get exposed to it if it all possible, as well.
On the upside, me, my mom, and my aunt have been sewing DIY face masks to help alleviate the shortage that the medical community has been dealing with. It's really given me a lot of experience using a sewing machine, and it's a good way for me and my mom to do something creative together. We've also been doing a good bit outside, as well. In fact, I just planted a pack of snapdragon seeds earlier today, so hopefully in a couple of weeks I'll have some seedlings to transplant outside.