I am writing to you on a sunny afternoon via my old bulky laptop that has become my world ever since our school and basically the whole world was forced to go virtual for our safety. The days go by pretty slowly here, but I am trying to soak up every precious moment as I have no idea what my life will look like in one week, two weeks, or even a month. The president has recommended that the country should social distance at least until April 30th, that happens to be about a month from now, so I have no idea what I am going to do with myself and all this time. I have always asked for more time, space, and a reason to slow down, but now that it has finally come I feel so guilty to take advantage of this situation since so many people are dying and losing their jobs, houses, family, daughters, sons, wives, husbands, and important members of this society. Everything has been shut down and taken away. They are asking us to sit still and be patient. Something that seems so simple, but at a time as dreadful as this no one wants to feel useless or lonely just waiting for the future to come so we can move on. Some people are choosing to freak out and confront the situation with anger, but I have decided that I cannot control what the future holds, so I must control my attitude towards it. I have begun setting a few goals apart from school just so that my life does not get swallowed up by a never-ending cycle of TV, eat, sleep, and repeat. I have committed to exercising or at least taking a walk outside once daily so that I do not go stir crazy sitting with my siblings in the house all day, drinking half my bodyweight in water to keep my immune system and insides fired up (just another challenge for myself ), and writing down five things that I am grateful for every morning to keep myself positive in this horrible situation. Another thing I have seen this past week that has kept me hopeful was when everyone cheered for all the healthcare workers from their windows to show them how much they are loved and appreciated doctors and nurses on national doctors’ day. I have been moved to tears several times by the weight of this situation on our world and how it has helped so many people to do amazing things for others in this time of hardship. I have seen people all over the internet providing free workouts, sewing masks for doctors, raising money for those who have lost their jobs through this mess, and so much more. This whole experience is unbelievable. I am honestly still waiting to wake up and realize this was all a dream. I will admit, about a month ago when I continued asking for only one day off, just one day so I could attempt to get myself together, this is not at all what I meant.