My Pandemic Experience in NYC

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3 months ago to today (March 16th) I began to quarantine in my lil’ New York apartment. I can’t believe that it has already been 3 months, and at the same time I can’t believe it has ONLY been 3 months.

The city I loved so much became this sort of war zone.

It has definitely been hard to be here through this pandemic. During peak we were hearing constant sirens. I remember leaving my apartment to see a wall of ambulances lined up in front of the nearby hospital. In a span of about 36 hours I saw 3 people get taken away in ambulances on my block alone. The city I loved so much became this sort of war zone.

You can definitely feel a shift in energy now as things start to open. People seem more relaxed and positive. We are all very nervous about a second wave coming with the way some states are opening up pre-maturely while their numbers rise. But for now, things seem to be much calmer.

I am grateful for the time it has given me…

I fully recognize how lucky I have been in my situation. No part of me is glad for this pandemic, but I am grateful for the time it has given me to sit, look at my life, see what I want in it, and begin to take massive leaps in that direction.

There is still so much uncertainty, but I know the day will come where I can adventure around this incredible place and enjoy everything I love about it. Kinda like Valentine’s day of this year. That was when this photo was taken. It ended up being this fun carefree night! I got dressed up with two of my closest friends and had a massive pizza dinner. After we ran around the city after 10 pm looking for candy that was already on sale. I so look forward to those days ahead