Missing pre-virus life

COVID-19 has changed my life in many ways. It’s like an extended spring break, but I can’t go outside and see my friends, and I can’t stay up late. My routine everyday is different than it was when I was in school. I wake up at 7:20 or 7:30 am, brush my teeth, wash my face, eat breakfast and school starts at 8:00 am. I do school work and read books till 3:00. If I finish everything before 3 pm, I get started on chores. After chores I get my free time, and it’s like any other day after school until I go to bed at 9 pm.

I’m not used to waking up every morning and not complaining about going to school, but instead complaining about staying home and doing school work. I never thought I’d say this, but I miss getting ready for school every morning, even though it was really early. Being stuck in the house everyday gets annoying. I’m around my sibling more than I usually am, so I’m annoyed a lot.

I hope my life goes back to the way it was before. I really miss it. I miss my friends, teachers and a few classes. My life in general has been turned upside down. And I’m not afraid to admit I’m terrified of what’s going on. People are getting sick and dying, and despite the encouraging words from friends, family, and teachers, part of me keeps asking, what if? I’m scared someone I love will get sick, and I can’t see that they’ll be okay. I’m scared my life won’t go back to normal and things could take a turn for the worse.