#quarantinechronicles 4.8

Madison from Ohio writes:

While I am sad to have left New York City, I am feeling safe and comfortable while living with my mom in central Ohio. Perhaps the best part of remote education is spending time with Winnie, my dog, who likes to sleep on my lap while I do school work. She makes a worrisome time just a little bit easier. She also gets me outside for at least one walk every day. Although it seems like she only wants to cuddle when I’m working or trying to be productive. She needs to learn to save cuddle time for Netflix on the couch!
Its been difficult to read the news coming out of New York, so I’ve been trying to cut down on my screen time. I try to read the major headlines once per day, and then put it away until the following morning. Avoiding social media and my phone has also allowed me to be more efficient and focused on the task at hand. I wrote twenty pages of my thesis in the past two days! Senioritis? Never met her. I think I’ve done so much because I laid my thesis out in a storyboard. Visualizing the paper in this way, and shifting the cards around to reorganize awkward transitions really made things click.
My mom had to drag me out of my cozy UES apartment a few weeks ago, but I’m glad that she did. As much as I miss the buzz of city life, I know far too many people in the city who have contracted COVID-19, or are simply scared to leave their apartments. I miss you all and can’t wait to return to the city, stronger than ever.

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