Through creative partnerships, selected short stories, blog posts, images, audio and videos will be published on #WhenTeensWrite, an online teen library. And in collaboration with ART | library deco, an online digital art library, all your submissions will be archived in their online repository in 2021.
Over the next nine weeks, you will write about the different effects that the COVID-19 virus is having on you, your family, your neighbors, teachers, friends and people around the world. Each week, you will tackle a different category to gauge the mindsets of other teens and how you are coping. The following is Week 4.
The world is living in a very challenging time. How did we get here? Why did we get here? Here means that families are being forced to eat together. Couples are being forced to spend time together. Individuals are being forced to think differently about how we do things: shop, interact, socialize, worship. Businesses are being forced to rethink how they service their customers. It is as if that the Universe, or an energy higher than ourselves, is sending a profound message that the world needs to slow down and rethink or recognize what is really important. It took a potentially deadly virus to do it.
And slow down, we have. COVID-19 is a respiratory virus that's wreaking all kind of havoc around the world. It is stirring turmoil economically, spiritually, socially, emotionally, mentally, familially, romantically, academically, technologically, nutritionally and medically, as fast as it's being spread.
You are going to discuss these collections of turmoil so that the world can know out what you think. Of all generations, I believe that the Gen Zers, you, are the most effected because this will go down as one of the most impactful occurrences in your history.
In Week 4, you will discuss your wellbeing. These past few months are revealing something about ourselves: our moxy, our creativity, our humanity, our discipline especially, and more. During this time, how we take care of ourselves is critical. More than ever, being balanced with our mental, emotional, physical and social health should come before anything else we make priority. How we're eating, what we're eating; how we're coping; how we are handling the "cabin fever" that I'm sure for some has settled in and made itself home, wreaking all kind of havoc. How we're taking care of our bodies, minds and souls is being talked about on the news, social media and in many homes, and the state of our finances are in a state of emergency for many. It's a huge topic that cannot be ignored.
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