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Hello everyone,

With the corona virus going around, many of us, around the world, are stuck in our homes. I have been in my home for a week now. With weeks to probably go..SOOO

In light of this I am having a story contest.
Give my a story on how you are coping with this, or how you will cope.
Remember this, we are all in this together and we will get through this dark time together.
If you have fears, talk to people about it. It will help.
Yes, I will give a prezzie as well.
I think I will keep this open for several weeks so you all have a place to come to to talk about this issue.
So, get your writing hats on…

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My care home is in lockdown as a precaution.
Yesterday I had a major breakdown but took the very important and difficult step of getting help before it escalated too far. It took most of the day to get out of it but I finally budged it by looking back through my photos and finding a picture of my visit and keeper shadowing experience at the local zoo I had for my birthday last year.
A month before my birthday mum took me to the zoo and we both were guided down to the African enclosure where we came face to face with Otto, their superb male white rhino. He was a truly gentle giant and, though this may sound silly, he was really just a big dog. He looks tough but is really very soppy and loves attention. He didn’t need encouraging over once he saw us there at the bars, he came straight over for fuss.
We rubbed and petted him through the bars and I was even allowed to stick my head through to get a really close look. Things got even better when the other rhinos and the giraffes noticed what was happening and all came down to get their share of attention. Even the calf came bounding down to have some stroking.
All round an absolutely amazing experience and reliving it helped me so much, and still is as I am now planning to save up to revisit him again this year, specifically requesting I see him if I can. He has a new calf with one of the females and I look forward to seeing them too.
The planning really gives me hope and something to look forward to.

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in times of uncertainty, the best way for me to cope is to follow a schedule. it keeps me motivated and productive, instead of getting lost in the black hole of social media for hours at a time.

i start my morning with an early 7 AM wake up. i give myself time to wake up, make my bed, eat breakfast, and get changed. i have a list of books i want to read during quarantine so i read a chapter or two before starting my school work.

i am a senior in college and my classes were converted online for the remainder of the semester. i dedicate the rest of the morning to catching up on class work to finish my last few weeks of undergrad on a strong note.

i’ll take a break for lunch before spending time outside, if the weather permits. usually, i’ll spend this time reading or going for a walk with my dog. by the mid afternoon, i turn to exercise. if i am going to be stuck inside, i have a lot of time to work on keeping myself in shape.

i’ll take a shower, then work on being productive by cleaning out different parts of the house or organizing my room. even though there isn’t much to plan for, i find a lot of relaxation in bullet journaling.

i’ve been working on a few puzzles after dinner to unwind at night. netflix has also been a friend of mine during this quarantine.


keeping a positive mindset during this time can be difficult. finding little things to accomplish every day like finishing a good book, completing a school assignment, or even finding a puzzle piece that you swore was missing can help keep your spirits high. dedicating time to do something for your body, mind, and soul is a good way to fill your day and keep your spirits high. ♡ we’ll get through this together!