Chloe Millard COVID Diary #2
By Chloe Millard
COVID-19 during a holiday season is proving to be hectic. I’m already anticipating there being a plethora of COVID themed Hallmark movies over the next few years (how does “A Very COVID Christmas” sound?), and I really hope next holiday season looks different. Because honestly, I think we can all agree that the holidays are stressful enough on their own. Adding this virus to the mix really doesn’t help anything.
I’ve started reading more during this stay-at-home advisory, and I’m reasonably certain the librarians are afraid of me after I carried nineteen books out of the library in my arms with no bag. One of my favorite books that I read this week is called We Are Not From Here, and I think it’s an exceptional read for anyone and everyone. The one challenge I’m having is keeping my schoolbooks separate from my library books. As much as I might want to “accidentally” return my textbooks (don’t judge me, you’ve been there too), I don’t think my professors would find it very funny.
With the holiday season right around the corner, I’ve started the obligatory gift shopping, and I’m finding that this is the perfect season to buy from small businesses. Supporting your local small businesses is one of the best things you can do this holiday season, and even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, I can’t encourage you enough to support them. I’m loving the care and attention that goes into each package when you buy local, and it’s really great to support small, local businesses right now instead of giant corporations.
Taking everything one day at a time is proving to be the only way to really get through this extended lockdown. Even though we only have an advisory right now, I’m staying home unless I’m at work, and I’m holding onto hope that next holiday season will be different. And even if it isn’t, we can get through this. Together.