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: Tziyona Gheblikian (11th Grade)


Time feels warped when in Quarantine and my previous daily habits and schedules have altered completely. It feels as though my weeks are condensed into one day and time is flying at the speed of light. Things like believing it’s Monday when it’s truly Friday occur on a weekly basis for me. 


A pandemic is definitely not something I would have ever imagined experiencing in my lifetime, but here we are. This whole quarantine experience has been bittersweet for me. I miss the way things used to be before the Coronavirus inflicted madness, but I can’t deny that there are many aspects of quarantine I enjoy. 


Life before Quarantine involved physically going to school, participating in sports, attending play rehearsals, working, and hanging out with my friends. Though I had a very busy and stressful schedule, I enjoyed being kept busy and productive and felt unsettled when my schedule became empty. I never realized that everything I was accustomed to doing would come to a pause just like that. I really miss pre-Corona life, but have come to admire life in Quarantine. 


At the beginning of this, I felt lost and had no idea what I would do with all of my free time, but I ended up finding ways to occupy myself quite rapidly. I started learning how to play the guitar, watched many TV shows, and got back into reading novels. I now feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day to accomplish everything I want to.


Since I am home practically all day, I have had more time with my family than normal. I believe that being quarantined with my family has brought us all a lot closer and I am so grateful for this quality time with them. Although the situation we are in is not ideal, finding the good in it is so important. Quarantine is not all that bad, but I can’t wait for things to be in the clear once again.



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