I feel I will never be the same and in so many ways.
Honestly this is not a big deal for me. I've been through much worse in life. This too shall pass. In 2030 we will not be wearing masks. So however we get from here to there we do. Focusing on the gift of time with myself and my family and doing projects I'd never have time for. I'm an extrovert who is extremely happy to not worry about keeping up with all the social stuff. Last December we had ELEVEN parties in a 14 day period and they were all with close friends or traditional family events. I wanted to die. So happy for a break! Just hope everyone stays safe.
Yes- it has changed me. It has also changed my dear NYC. I am so very sad to see all the wonderful small businesses and larger institutions go under as they have.
Hasn't changed me as far as I can tell. People are a lot more resilient (or stubborn depending upon how you look at it) than we give them credit for. This will be over and we will all go back to our old ways with few lasting changes. And those changes will be minor - like maybe we dont blow on birthday cakes to be shared or go to work with the flu. But nothing drastically different.
I've developed this wariness of being around other people. Not getting too close. Not prolonging encounters any longer than necessary. Minimizing trips to the store. It's so engrained now that it's going to feel really weird going back to business as usual. Agree with the above post that said there will be this persistent undercurrent of fear that life will be disrupted again.
No I don’t think so. After 9/11 I felt like my life was going to be ruined in a sense. Besides my random panic attacks , I‘m fine ;)
It seems that way but I think once we get past all this (vaccine, better treatments, science based federal guidance (fingers crossed)), this will all be a distant memory. How long that will be - a year, 3 years, who knows. But we will get through it.
I feel like from now forward, I will always be apprehensive that regular life- particularly the ability to send kids to school - could be ripped out from under us at any time.
I feel like I can really embrace being an introvert. Even one zoom meeting with friends each week is sometimes too much!
It has forever changed how I feel about school.
In what sense?
It hasn’t changed me, but the real me has come out and im
embracing her. I’m a homebody. I love to cook. I hate vacationomg with ten families and im
happy to not have to do it. I love spending time with my dog.
I am so loving not to have to go to random parties, work functions, etc. I love hanging out with friends but all of the above are a waste of time for me.
Oh, it's completely changed how I view the world. It made it clear who has and who doesn't have. It made it clear who had empathy and who doesn't. It's made me focus even more on my health. I've learned some really, reallky good lessons from this experience, and I'm grateful for them.
I don’t think it has changed me as a person. I have had several ”life altering”, unfortunate events and circumstances in my life and certainly didn’t live in a bubble before. However, I am sick and tired of this pandemic and hope to get a vaccine sooner rather than later. This is no way to live, not for me, nor my children.
No, but I would like for it to be over
Forgetfulness is a beautiful gift.
Never assume. Never expect things to be the same. Always be able to pivot. Your kids are your number one priority.
@Anonymous Why are you telling us that? Isn’t it up to each person to navigate this according to personal style and preference? If you like to pivot, that’s your prerogative but some people are very steady and even keeled and don’t change their personality and outlook on life when faced with adversity.
Not at all. In what ways has it changed you?
+1, I have been through bad periods before and this is just one more to handle. We will come out of it and the world will never be the same, but I don't think it will fundamentally change me.