What’s going on in 2020?

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Courtesy Daniel Alamilla

Daniel Alamilla, Special to the Oak Leaf

CoronaVirus is something really scary happening at the moment. The virus is in the air, killing people, making people suffer and so much more. It affects so many people including myself. People can’t go to work normally and people can’t go out with their families. It is hard not being able to go outside without a mask and now having another thing to worry about in life. Having to worry about a mask and only certain people entering a store is not a good feeling. At my job we have to have a border to protect us from the people entering the restaurant. In my eyes it is all about interacting with the customers and seeing their reactions when they take a bite. With COVID-19, I don’t get the same feeling I always get when I work at my job.

I don’t know anyone who has the coronavirus, and I am so thankful for that. It is a scary thought to think about but we still have to go on with our regular lives. Sometimes it does get frustrating when we have to worry about having masks and worrying about my family not getting sick, taking extra precautions and worrying about having everything clean. Being inside is something that I’m not really used to, to be honest. I work a lot and don’t really have the time to be outside, so when I get some time off work I really enjoy being outside with my family. Life to me is about making memories and experiencing new places. I also teach my daughters how to drive and I can’t even do that because all the parks are closed. COVID-19 didn’t really affect me at first because I did believe it would be over soon, but seeing how serious it is isn’t great.

Luckily with my job my boss has let us all work and be able to pay our rents. I really appreciate what she has done for me and my family. With my hours it has been a bit tricky but I manage to cope with it because I have to be thankful for being able to work and be able to provide for my family. I have gotten used to this with the time that has gone by and I want to stay concentrated on what is important, my family and my job.