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Corona Diaries

Each week a different member of the Hebrew Academy community will share their daily life, thoughts and feelings about what it's like living in quarantine and the unprecedented pandemic sweeping the world.

By: Jeremy Dobin (11th Grade)

During quarantine, I try as much as I can to keep my routine and try to mimic normal life as much as I can. A typical day for me is starting my day by attending classes on Zoom and hanging out during the breaks in between. When school is over, I workout and try to spend time outside. I also have been watching tons of shows and movies and have played video games a lot. Most of my outings consist of going on walks or runs and talking to people I see on them from a safe distance.

So far, I really have liked the schedule we do on Zoom. I thought that the switch would be really hard for us, but it really was such a smooth transition. The schedule is accommodating to students and considerate of the fact that not being in a school environment could affect someone’s approach to school. I enjoy using the school Zoom classes to catch up with my classmates and my teachers. We just try to maintain the normalcy as much as we can.  

I feel that whenever real life resumes post pandemic, there will be a greater feeling of gratitude present among society for regular day-to-day things. People will appreciate little things in life, like the ability to get up and physically go to work everyday and physically meeting up with friends and family. What I do, and what I think we all should do, is try to stay positive, look at the good things coming out of this, and hope for a possible cure soon.

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