What has been the most challenging part of covid19?
I've been so lucky to get to spend more time with my sister and two-year-old nephew, but it's challenging to keep him cooped up a lot when he's used to being at daycare with other toddlers and childcare folx who have a better routine for him. It's been hard seeing him having a hard time with that and not understand why or what's going on!
I've also had some real fear of catching covid-19 because I've been on an immunosuppressant medication for 9 years for an autoimmune condition called Ankylosing Spondylitis. I'm grateful that my amazing sister does the food shopping hauls for us, and we have a whole cleaning process that we do before the groceries come into the house.
Lastly, seeing (or rather, being reminded of) how demoralizing our government really is has been nothing short of "challenging."
Are there any unexpected positives from covid19?
Any FOMO (fear of missing out) or need to stay "busy" that I experienced before seems to have diminished. I've had some wonderful, long talks with friends and family, and people that I'd sort of lost touch with. I've been more creative with cooking and gone on more walks. A lot of things have been put into perspective for me. And Mother Nature seems to be happier.
Who do you wear a mask for?
Myself, my family, and all those who are vulnerable.
Renessa Ciampa & Anthony
39 years old; 2 years old
Owner at Ciampa Creative and Auntie; Car Enthusiast