"I went from not wanting to be an amputee to really appreciating that I am an amputee. I take pride in the things that it has allowed me to do – travelled the world on the national para-ski racing team and public speaking."
I wasn't able to see any kids my age for two years. This was easily the worst thing for me.
After a year of masking fears, I’m almost free. free to leave the covered faces that bring tears.
My journey hasn’t been all that smooth, but I have to say all the chaos turned into something I would have never even dreamed of!
I am just a small icon on the screen with a hundred other students, no one would notice.
While COVID-19 closed my school doors, it opened up newer windows of education based on curiosity and passion.
In my early twenties when COVID took hold, I was waiting for all my life plans to unfold. But then the new virus hit and put it on hold
I felt abandoned by the accessibility centre that claimed to be my advocate.
Growing up, I realized people will always have an opinion about who you are.
Middle school, I was already nervous, then the school year ended up being online halfway through the year. I wasn’t used to the idea of online school.
In a very me-like fashion, I am typing this very reflection while repeating one specific song and avoiding my schoolwork.
Go to work, get money, you need it for college. Why are you working so much, relax, take a break. Your grades are dropping, you’re sleeping too much.
Expressing kindness, especially during the harshest times, is not only the right thing to do, but also is what everyone needs to receive to powerfully combat the overwhelming emotions.
As I recalled taking my healthy throat for granted. A glass of water, half empty, stared back at me, just out of reach, and longingly I looked at it.
Later that day, me and my sibling went to the park because no one had told us about the pandemic.
No toilet paper, no hand sanitizer. No face masks to protect us from this sickness. So, we hide in our homes.
During those walks, the criminal was not my recklessness, and the victim was not her fragility. We were, then, accomplices.
I noticed it two weeks before spring break. Our numbers in the classroom were dwindling and it felt like every day somebody else would be reported as absent.
Delta. Comirnaty. Tridemic. Bivalent. Masking. These were just some of the words featured in my daily word search throughout the day.
COVID-19? A pandemic, yet also a mystery.