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Community Diary Response from Rachel L.

2020-08-11 / Leah, Rachel

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Entry into the Community Diary.

~ Leah, Rachel, “Community Diary Response from Rachel L.,” Portsmouth Public Library's Online Archives, accessed December 3, 2020, https://portsmouthexhibits.org/items/show/2428.

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Title

Community Diary Response from Rachel L.

Subject

Portsmouth (N.H.)
COVID-19 (disease)
Diaries

Description

Entry into the Community Diary.

Creator

Leah, Rachel

Source

Community Diary: Portsmouth Covid-19 Pandemic 2020

Publisher

Portsmouth Public Library, Special Collections

Date

2020-08-11

Format

PDF

Language

eng

Type

Text

Identifier

PPL-MS2.2020.014

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Tell us a bit about your situation during this time period (employed / remote learning / caring for loved ones / sick / quarantined / etc.)

"Self-employed and work from home – client based and because of unstable cash flow clients did not contact, also, I believe, everyone is focused on the many levels of chaos and not on the kind of work I offer. I have been doing the work I do not charge for!"

Share an uplifting story of neighbors helping neighbors or a story that made you smile during this time

"This has been a magical time of getting in touch with self and nature. To research, to study and simply relax with lack of pressures from the outside world. I live in senior housing and no one is knocking on my door to check on anything. It has been peaceful!"

What memory of this time do you think will stay with you?

"Humanity found or is finding its voice as toxins within themselves and the world come into view. There is no turning away from personal paths if one chooses to face themselves. Most importantly, for family who want to get to know and become close, this time is an opportunity."

Has this experience changed you? If so, how?

"Priorities have come into focus and acted on, a new dedication."

What has been the most challenging part of this experience?

"Exercising."