It’s actually improved my relationship with my family and probably made relationships with my friends slightly more difficult.

[Interviewer]

How has Covid-19 impacted your daily life

[Nikki]

It’s actually been a huge change um, some positive and some negative. I’m, uh, spending almost all of my time at home, but my husband’s retired so I get to spend more time with him and he gets to spend more time with me. So it’s been a positive impact on our relationship and it has been a love-hate relationship with my job because it’s more difficult to do my job from home, but, um it’s ok.

[Interviewer]

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

[Nikki]

My family.

[Interviewer]

How will the pandemic change society once it is over?

[Nikki]

I think that, um, well I’m hoping that it’ll make a positive change to society and I’m hoping that people, um, slow down the pace of their life, like I’ve slowed down the pace of my life significantly and enjoying things way more and I hope that that happens for a lot of other people.

[Interviewer]

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

[Nikki]

Oh it’s actually improved my relationship with my family and probably made relationships with my friends slightly more difficult, but, um, we’re learning to manage through that and… 

Can you repeat that question a little bit?

*laughs*

[Interviewer]

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

[Nikki]

Isolation has, uh, impacted me, um... It’s made me be more focused on what I really wanna do and I actually still can’t fit all my stuff into a day, but I’m learning how to do more creative things, I’ve started learning how to play guitar, I’ve picked up my art classes. Um, it’s been- It’s been pretty interesting actually.

[Interviewer]

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

[Nikki]

Oh, um… I love music festivals so I’m going to say Folkfest from last year keeps me hopeful. I wish it happened again this year, but it just didn’t and, um, I’m fine with whatever the future brings, like I’m actually ok with rolling with whatever comes by.