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Old 03-25-2020, 12:29 PM
Manda JO is offline
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I am a teacher. One thing that is hitting the senior teachers really hard is the realization that they may never see most of their students again. When we left March 13, we suspected we'd be gone for more than a week, but not months.

I think it will be weird to see in real life people who have turned into on-line friends. So, like, I have a lunch group at work. There are 7 of us who eat together when we can--say, 4-5 any given day. It's fluid. Well, we started a group chat that last Friday, and it's turned into this huge lifeline. We text so much. We have the occasional Zoom Happy Hour. In many ways, it's gone from a loose association to a really tight friend group really quickly. It's going to be so weird to see them again, on the other side of this.

I am also really looking forward to the day I can see my mom again. When I saw her last, on the 14th, I didn't think it would be so long.