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Community Diary Response from Clio A.

2021-06-30 / Artinian, Clio

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Entry into the Community Diary.

~ Artinian, Clio, “Community Diary Response from Clio A.,” Portsmouth Public Library's Online Archives, accessed October 21, 2021, https://portsmouthexhibits.org/items/show/2810.

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Title

Community Diary Response from Clio A.

Subject

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

Description

Entry into the Community Diary.

Creator

Artinian, Clio

Source

Community Diary: Portsmouth Covid-19 Pandemic 2020

Publisher

Portsmouth Public Library, Special Collections

Date

2021-06-30

Format

PDF

Language

eng

Type

Text

Identifier

PPL-MS: 2020.4.017

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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.)

"I was attending university in Canada when my school went on lockdown. I moved in with my parents for safety reasons & did remote learning for the remainder of the semester. Before my final year started, I moved to New Hampshire with my family & continued my schooling."

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

"A story that made me smile would be when I first came to New Hampshire. My neighbourhood hosted a social distanced welcoming party for our family, & it was a fun time for all of us. It was a while since I was able to fully interact with people on this manner."

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

"Everything that happened during this pandemic will stay with me. For the good & bad, it will all be memorable."

Has this experience changed you? If so, how?

"It has changed me to become more mature & exit my sheltered self. I was applying for work when I moved here, & I needed to refine my social skills. With the help of my parents, I have been able to be more social & talk with people again."

What has been the most challenging part of this experience?

"It would have to be staying at home all the time. It chipped at my mental health & did not help me recover. I am now getting help for my anxiety, but the lockdowns have not been beneficial for my mental health."