Posted on February 26, 2021
Peer review Myrto
Undoubtedly, the COVID-19 pandemic caused a lot of changes to our life. Me, Myrto, as a 17-year-old girl, I spend the most hours of my days studying. I wake up at 7 am and I take my breakfast, before my school lessons start. Then, I start studying until 2 pm, when I take a break, in order to have lunch with my family. In the afternoon, I usually attend my out of school lessons to be more prepared for my final exams. I spend my nights by playing board games with my sisters and watching TV. You could tell that I don’t enjoy a lot of time outside of my home, except 1-2 times per week, when I go for a walk.
Prior to the school closing, the pandemic was discussed in classes. Most of the teachers tried to give us tips for our safety and to keep us calm. I felt protected after the school’s decision making, because in that way we could follow better the government’s instructions for social-distancing. Concerning school final exams, our teachers are searching for the best way possible for us to be examined, even if this situation is unprecedented for all of us.
During the spring break, I spent more time walking and enjoying the nature with my friends. I can’t do the same now, because of my school liabilities and the weather conditions. It was very challenging and stressful for me to adjust to this new routine and my coursework, but with my family’s support and patience I went through it. My family and local community were very troubled too with this new global threat, but now they appear to be more complacent.
We should be very grateful for our access to technology. Thanks to technology, I am able to communicate with my teachers and classmates, so the pandemic can’t have negative effects to my school performance. Additionally, I can stay in touch with my friends and keep my social life active.