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Pandemic reflection: Amber

What were the first few weeks of the Pandemic like for you?

The first few weeks of the pandemic were spent watching every news

channel I could. Watching the world map and how fast Covid spread from

country to country.

What was the summer like?

My family and I spent most of our weekends at our other home in Big

Bar, BC which is in the country, 45 minutes from town. It was a great

escape from reality as we only have DVDs and a Wii.

Looking out my bedroom window at Big Bar in August

What’s been the hardest for you?

I haven't seen my dad in almost 2 years as he lives in Thailand and

they are closed off to international arrivals and departures. We do

message weekly so it helps.

What does your new routine look like?

I think like everyone else I have adapted to the new normal, but I

am definitely reaching for the light at the end of the tunnel with the

rest of the world.

How have you been taking care of yourself?

We bought another Wii for our Abbotsford home, so my family and I have

been having dance offs, bowling and playing guitar hero. Were all

competitive so it gets a little crazy lol. It's especially entertaining

to watch my husband dance with my 17 and 23 year old daughters.

We get by with a little help from our friends...who would you credit

as helping you through this time?

My coworkers have become a second family and I think we all lean on