Poet, speaker and creative Arielle Estoria was nannying for a family friend when the reality of the pandemic really hit her.
The shelter-in-place orders had been just issued, she says, and "I received email after email of conference and performance cancellations. A single tear fell down my cheek as I held a sleeping baby."
Suddenly, it really hit home that the world was changing permanently, and like many of us, she started thinking about how she was going to survive all of this change.
"I remember feeling defeated, unprepared and overall just sad," she says.
Since March of 2020, our lives have changed dramatically because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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