I just came to the U.S to be with my husband. I have not started my job yet. Luckily, I found a job online.

It is tough for me since I am still adjusting to a new place. Never did I think that I will also adjust to this pandemic. I have a lot of plans since I considered it a new life as I was starting my life here. I want to go places, I want to travel and work at the same time. I have plotted a lot of plans for my family. I am shocked by how people here are following the rules. I feel sorry for my country. It has been weeks since I went out to do a grocery run and I feel like I am risking my life just by setting my feet outside. It is nice to be here though, as I feel safe.

To people like me who felt like life has been stopped by the pandemic, may we never lose ourselves in the middle of chaos. May we always find light and hope that at the end of all these, we will be better for ourselves and our country. We will adjust and we will thrive.