I came to the U.S. with huge expectations and I arrived in California. I could say living in California is a favorable opportunity for me. Living with beautiful nature is a huge privilege for California residents. Especially the sunny weather makes people relax and be filled with enjoyment under the sunshine. Besides, within 30 minutes I can reach the beaches. That is the best part of my life right now. I was filled with pleasure until the pandemic occurred.
After ordering the quarantine, the worst part is having three meals at home in a day. I am not an expert at making a meal and really appreciate that there are numerous recipes on the Internet. Being stuck at home all day long causes me to be depressed and dismal sometimes. Besides, contacting my friends only online since last year has been hard.
Dealing with social distancing is devastating to me. In addition, after wearing a mandatory face mask, I always feel that lack of fresh air through my nose.
Unprecedented circumstance deflects our life in various ways, I have no doubt that we need sufficient time to get used to living in a new normal. Also, I will figure out which path is the safest in my further life in the U.S. Stay safe and healthy.
Submitted by Boa Kim, Orange County – Irvine.
This was submitted as part of Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy, a program of the Newport Beach Public Library.