By Vanessa De La Paz
COVID-19 has impacted many lives and made everyone go through tough and struggling times.
When we were all living through the pandemic it was a very scary and panicking time which made our lives difficult.
In the beginning when we got sent home due to COVID, I was in 7th grade, and classmates including myself were looking forward to it because we all thought “yay! No more school,” but after a while of being stuck at home it was becoming very depressing because I would be around the same people and relive the same day doing nothing.
Also, not being able to see my family was another thing that affected my life during this time because before we would always have family gatherings and when this pandemic occurred it made it a struggle being away from family and becoming distant.
Not only did COVID and the pandemic impact my personal life, but it also impacted my learning experiences.
School days during COVID were troubling times because learning online was difficult to get used to, hard to navigate and learn from.
Some people like me were not strong visual learners and needed to be in person which was a setback for students learning environment.
In the beginning when we got sent home due to COVID, I was in 7th grade, and classmates including myself were looking forward to it because we all thought “yay! No more school,” but after a while of being stuck at home it was becoming very
Once we had the option to be at home or in person it made it a bit easier, but the masks were another challenge to get used to during this time because to wear a mask for about 7-8 hours every week was not easy and certainly hard to breath and talk through; but it was all for our safety.
The pandemic was a life changing event. This pandemic was certainly not an easy thing to get through.
During the pandemic I tried to make the most out of it and make it fun because the pandemic allowed us to have so much free time that gave me time to focus on myself, come to realizations, and spend quality time with family.
These things, especially family, helped me get through the pandemic because I was not alone in this and had people to be isolated with instead of being on my own.
In conclusion, COVID and the pandemic had a significant impact on my personal life.
As a student it most certainly affected my educational life but I learned a lot and am still learning from the experience.
Vanessa De La Paz is a student at Wright Lassiter Academy where she is a dual credit student who will graduate with her high school diploma and her Associates Degree from Dallas College.