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  • Writer's pictureJillian Bleackley

Antisocial Butterfly

Updated: May 12, 2020

By now, we are all familiar with the virus COVID-19 that has gripped the world in its clutches and just won’t seem to let go. I have to admit, at first I wasn’t too worried but when it came close to my front door I panicked and was worried like every other person on the planet. On March 20th, the eleven people that I live with were told to stay in our rooms because we could have an infected case of COVID-19.

The world has shut down. For how long, we don’t know- and that’s a scary thought. People are not allowed to see their friends or go to movies, grab a cup of coffee, or even go to work for fear of this virus. The other side of the coin, I have to admit, is being grateful for your family and seeing them stepping up to the plate and taking care of our elderly parents as my brother and sister have.

I am a really social person, so for me to be quarantined in my room is an odd feeling. How do you amuse yourself when you are “a social butterfly” and you are not allowed within two meters of your housemates? Well, I can tell you this: a lot of Netflix, Skype calls with your parents and a lot of Phil Collins on your Google Mini.

However, this post is not supposed to be a Debbie Downer. I would like to profusely thank the staff at my healthcare facility, without them I would not be able to function on a daily basis. I don’t know if the world will ever have a sense of normalcy again, nor do I know how to explain the unexplainable to my niece and nephew. I can’t explain to them why they can’t go outside and play, but what I can tell you is that we will get through this one way or another. We, as people, are resilient and we always seem to bounce back.

How are you surviving the pandemic?

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