COVID-19 Journaling Project

For Adults and Kids

Thank you to those who have been contributing to our journal project. Some of you have already sent in a few entries, which we appreciate. We do not yet know what the end project of all of these accounts will be and we do not know how long this pandemic will last, but we thought you might appreciate a few accounts in the meantime. For additional questions about this project or questions about submitting journals, please contact Kaitlyn Donaldson, Curator at [email protected]

Here are some of our recent entries for you to enjoy:

April 15, 2020 by Elena a Lorain student writing for a class project What do you want to remember most from this time? “What I want to remember most from this time is that everyone is going through this together. Whenever I think that this is unfair, I try to remember everyone around the world has to deal with this. Nothing is the same anymore. Funerals are harder for people; most don’t even get to give a proper goodbye. It is a lonely time for lots of people without family. People have to be quarantined by themselves. Everyone around the world is struggling right now.” May 15, 2020 by Amaya a Lorain student writing for a class project Commenting on her experiencing journaling during quarantine, “…this journal about how my life is going right now is my escape from everything outside. I’ve always known that I liked writing, but it had to be my own way, or I would get bored with it. Since this is my final entry, I’m happy about what I wrote and hopefully some people can relate to this.” May 18 – May 24, 2020 by Jem Garcia “During quarantine I have found a new love for cooking, and have been working on my art. A few weeks into quarantine I was contacted by Lorain native fashion designer, Jevon Terrance. He asked me to come work for him while he made the transition to fashion designer to a mask making factory. He taught me how to sow and make the masks while social distancing of course. Since starting this job we’ve made hundreds of masks. This week I will be starting my second quarantine job which will be at the SMASH food truck. As some businesses begin to open it seems the end is near. The waiting game continues until then.” May 17 – May 23, 2020 by Sly Worthy “This week was nice because I went home to Lorain for a few days and I have not been home since January. It was nice seeing all of my family and to be back home. This was also my first week of work. I am used to having a lot of people at the place that I work but this week we were “at capacity” considering the circumstances and it was about 1/5 of people we normally have. It is interesting to see customer reactions, some customers hate everything going on and think it is fake and other customers are taking extra precautions.”
Covid-19 Journaling Project

Covid-19 Time Capsule for Kids

We encourage kids to keep a journal during this pandemic, by utilizing a Time Capsule! We have a great resource to share for this project…please contact:

Jenn McManamon, Children’s Education & Curriculum Coordinator

[email protected]