How has your life changed?
Before covid 19, I went out and met people everyday. Literacy program, bible study meeting, exercise, fellow meeting and etc. But now instead of gathering in person, I have gathering on internet. I have literacy program and bible study meeting using zoom. I exercise watching exercise channel in youtube. I meet my friends using face time or video chatting .
Who are you spending time with lately?
spend most time with my family – my husband and my daughter.
Before Covid 19, usually my family had only breakfast together. My daughter went to school and my husband went to work then they came back at evening. After school, my daughter needed to do homework, so we could spend only 2~3 hours together. In case of my husband, he came back home after having dining. So my family spent time together only 2 or 3 hours a day.
But these days, we spend all days together. At the first time, I had difficulty in it, because I couldn’t have my private time and I need to prepare three times meal and snack.
But now we share the housework like my husband washes breakfast dishes and my daughter washes dinner dishes. And I vacuume and my daughter mobs the floor.
As I cook more and more , my cooking skills are better and better and I get to enjoy the cooking.
And my family go to walk together everyday and we can have more conversation.
What emotions have you had?
At the first day when pamdeic was declared and the school, the work and the most places were shutdown, I got shocked and scared with having no idea when this disaster would end and what would happen in the future.
A few weeks later, my optimistic husband also got to worrying about his work and finance.
I was disappointed about U.S.A strategy for covid 19.
We considered about coming back to South Korea.
As a Christian, I got to pray to God more and I got the peace.
I rely on God and I believe God guides us to the right way.
I am peaceful now and I feel closer to God.
Submitted by Kyuhyun (Ellen) Kim, Orange County – Irvine.
This was submitted as part of Newport/Mesa ProLiteracy, a program of the Newport Beach Public Library.