Germany, Zeven: Michelle Schäfer, 18, student
6 | Essay-collection by students of a 12th grade English course
The corona virus shut down the whole world. The new reality – closed restaurants and malls as well as the lockdown – mislead a lot of people, but for me, self-isolation was a relaxing time of finding myself.
Spending time sitting in the garden made me feel well-rested and balanced. Tree leaves …
… were blowing in the warm spring wind, birds chirping while flying in the air and in addition, the sun was shining on my face. “Mom, I’m so bored” the neighbours` kid screamed. I spent the time with my family. Playing games, sitting around the campfire and having a barbecue was part of my new daily life. “Mom, I don’t know what I should do!”, the neighbours` kid started crying. I watched the flowers and bees closely and it let me forget about all the stress I had because of school or hobbies. Everything felt more relaxing and harmonious. Even the grocery shopping became a highlight in my life.
Although it’s like the whole world is going down due to the corona virus, I feel relaxed and found myself. I feel like I can start a new way of dealing with school.