The most difficult part of this experience is not talking to my friends in person and my mental health. I miss talking and visiting my best friends in person. It has impacted my mental health really bad. Art has given me hope and expresses how I felt during this diffuclt time. Art has bought my issues and humor together to make something fun. I think life will not be the same after emerging from the pandemic. I think it will take some time to go back to normal with some safety measures. Some changes I will be making going forward is to take care of my mental health, make more artwork, and enjoy the little things. Also, take some time to talk to friends on the phone or zoom.
Submitted by Cristina, Monterey County – King City.