COVID-19 pandemic immediately halted society. Nonessential stores are closed. A few stores are still open but have limited hours and have restrictions on the number of people coming in. During this lockdown, the streets are eerily quiet and it’s almost apocalyptic since everyone is at home.
This pandemic has also increased anxieties within individuals who are constantly scrolling or watching the news. Even though there’s plenty of negativities. People are adapting. Especially now, it doesn’t stop many individuals from exploring or revisiting hobbies. Artists taking up drawing and other creative avenues. Students are learning new skills to further their careers like social marketing, coding, data analytics and more. Friends coping with social distancing by meeting up in the virtual world of video games or using social media to connect. Most people use this time catching up on tv shows and movies through streaming services. Even though there is an abundance of fear and anxieties, it shows how adaptive we are and take advantage of this situation. This lockdown invokes many people to get in touch with their creativity and find new ways to entertain themselves.
During the lockdown, I’ve been keeping myself busy. Social media helps me reconnect with my friends during these difficult times. Playing computer games is an exciting way for me spending time with friends despite having social distancing regulations. Another avenue I have been exploring is through finding baking recipes to share with my family. Unfortunately, I’m sad,my friends can’t be at my house to try out new desserts. On the side, I'm catching up with my shows I’ve been putting off. Through these times, I find it exciting I am able to make use of this time to hone in my creative explorations.
In addition, I always find ways to learn new skills during this lockdown. Since interning with Jezuba, I got the chance to write blogs and research on growing my marketing skills through social media. Especially during this lockdown, I got the chance to utilize and improve my sewing skills by making masks for my friends and family.
Although this is a devastating situation, we have hope. We are dealing with it together. We are all strong and resilient among the mass chaos. Ultimately, we can utilize our anxiousness and worries and put it into more productive means.
Content Strategy Intern
credit: Kristine Huynh