I feel like everyone's just going to be using COVID as a joke, but they're still going to be weary about it.

[Interviewer]

Okay, question one, how has COVID-19 impacted your daily life?

[Lily]

You can't really go out in public a lot anymore, and a lot of the things that usually would do, like maybe hi-fiving your friend or saying hi to them, you can't really do it without social distancing.

[Interviewer]

Mm-hmm (affirmative).

[Rose]

It affected me a lot because I was getting with better with things [inaudible 00:00:27], but because of that it got really bad. Today, I had to leave school because of it.

[Interviewer]

Yeah, what did you under-appreciate before COVID that you appreciate more now?

[Rose]

My family… a lot more.

[Lily]

I really appreciate … to be able to go out and hang out with your friends maybe at a swimming pool or mall, and just being able to goof around.

[Interviewer]

Yeah. How will the pandemic change society once it's over, do you think?

[Rose]

I feel like everyone's just going to be using COVID as a joke, but they're still going to be weary about it.

[Interviewer]

Yeah.

[Lily]

I feel like some people will kind of... I feel like some people will either make a lot of fun of it and just do everything that we couldn't do during the pandemic, or a lot of other people would be aware of it and kind of respect more of those rules.

[Interviewer]

Yeah. How did isolation affect you? How has it impacted your relationships with family and friends?

[Lily]

I actually am not friends with one of my friends anymore because I just never would have been able to talk to them. It's really difficult to talk to through the phone, because you can't really get through their personality as often.

[Interviewer]

Yeah.

[Rose]

I feel like I got closer with my best friend because we both have the same issues, and because of COVID and that, family problems rise up again and goes down. So, we just connected again.

[Interviewer]

Yeah. Okay, and then last question, what pre-COVID memory keeps you hopeful, and what possible future keeps you going?

[Lily]

You go first.

[Rose]

Okay, what was the question? I'm so sorry.

[Interviewer]

It's okay. What pre-COVID memory keeps up hopeful, and what possible future keeps you going?

[Rose]

Just my favorite memory that keeps me going is doing my art work and keep on going on with that, so that helps.

[Lily]

Mine is kind of just... I like to do a lot of special effects, or at least makeup, and it makes me not remember what's happening. Kind of just pass through it.

[Interviewer]

Yeah. Okay, awesome. Thank you. That's it. Thank you very much for being a part of our project.

[Rose & Lily]

Thank you!