Hopefully being apart will bring people closer together after this is all over...

[Interviewer]

How has Covid-19 impacted your daily life?

[Britney]

Well, having to be a lot more prepared, you can’t just leave the house, grab your key and your wallet and leave the house. You have to, like, think about all of the things that you need, um. Spending a lot more time with friends and family or getting to know people better from a distance if it’s virtually or just talking to them further apart.

[Interviewer]

What did you under appreciate before Covid that you appreciate more now?

[Britney]

Mmm, probably my husband

*laughs*

I think in the last few months we’ve really spent a lot more time together and just like… went a little deeper in our conversations, learned more about each other and just, like, really got to know each other kind of, like, refreshed our relationship a little bit? 

[Interviewer]

That’s wonderful!

How will the pandemic change society once it's over?

[Britney]

Hopefully being apart will bring people closer together after this is all over, even if we have to remain six feet apart, that we’ll have maybe a little bit more empathy for each other, a little bit more understanding for um… all the different things that people are going through in their daily lives and just kind of, like, appreciating the time that we get to spend together.

[Interviewer]

How did isolation affect you and how has this impacted your relationship with family and friends?

[Britney]

Definitely appreciate my family a lot more especially at the beginning it was really hard not being able to see all my family especially, like, my parents live close by and we didn’t get to see each other, we didn’t spend Easter together, it was all via skype even though we were like three blocks away. So just like, appreciating all the moments that we do get to spend together.

[Interviewer]

But pre-Covid memory keeps you hopeful and what possible future keeps you going?

[Britney]

Hmm… I guess just getting to see all of my friends pre-Covid, like, missing just like… impromptu girls nights, getting to be together, all that kind of stuff. Um, post-Covid I’m starting a new job and I’m really hoping that there’s not, like, a huge second wave and I get to be at this exciting new job and just get to- It’s like a very community based position so I’m very excited to, like, get out of the house and start interacting with the community more and I hope that it just… keeps going from there.