Adrienne Nola

“We know now that touching things, being with other people, and breathing the air in an enclosed space can be risky.”

This pandemic has affected all of us physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. It has tested us to the core, especially those that dealt with COVID patients firsthand. Our unit was a designated covid unit and we got the most critical patients. It was devastating to hear their families cries through FaceTime, zoom, or a phone call because they’re not allowed to visit. It also affected those of us in healthcare because as much as we want to hug our families and kids, the risk of covid was so high. Our lives are forever changed. However, I believe that there’s always a small silver lining. This pandemic I believe has showed us that a simple phone call can mean so much. It has taught me that simple things are all we ever need in this life. It also taught me that life is fleeting so we shouldn’t spend it on senseless things. I’m not sure how long it will take to go back to “normal” or if we ever will, but I know for a certain that if we all work together as a society, there’s nothing we can’t accomplish.