How quarantine changed me

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Courtesy Mandeep Singh

Mandeep Singh is a second-year SRJC student.

Mandeep Singh, Special to the Oak Leaf

Shortly after the coronavirus disease (COVID‐19) was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, I sat in my home thinking about all the things that are going on. The world is in lockdown, which changed many things. The quarantine changed my daily life in different ways. I never thought that the coronavirus could spread all over the world. I have to take my classes online. This makes it a little hard sometimes because I have never taken any online classes before. I have to change my education plan because the schools are closed for the rest of the year because the classes I planned to take aren’t offered online. Another way quarantine changed my daily life is the gym. In this lockdown parks closed their gates, cafes shut down and gyms are no longer open. Since the gyms are closed I have started doing daily yoga outside for about 40 minutes to an hour per day and will definitely be continuing once this is all over, for summer at least! It feels so good and gets a bit of fresh air into the lungs. My workplace is close, which has made a huge change in my life. I cannot really go anywhere these days. I miss the days when I used to hang out with my friends.  I hope everything will get well soon.