I remember when Covid-19 was initially discovered in Wuhan, China towards the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020. At first, I didn't think much of it since it was across the world. I did not think the virus was going to make it to the U.S. and if it did, I thought it would have been controlled immediately. Fast forward almost a year later and the United States is the country that has the most cases and deaths. My high school closed indefinitely on March 13, 2020, after it was confirmed that the first Covid-19 cases were in our county, Fulton. It’s crazy to think that everything changed from one day to the next. Communication has been limited and has never been the same. Even though I finished my senior year online, attending my classes and completing assignments through Microsoft Teams was nothing like being in a school building with my peers and teachers. For instance, some of my teachers struggled to teach online because they didn't know how to share their screen, turn their camera on or off, how to send messages through the chat, or create assignments. Together however, we assisted each other and made sure we were able to finish the school year. I’m sure they’re better prepared for the new school year. Another manner in which communication has been challenging, is communicating while wearing a face mask and social distancing. I try my best to speak louder and clear whenever I have my face mask on because I know how complicated it gets when all you hear is two words from a ten word statement. Despite the fact that Covid-19 has changed the way we live our lives, I think we’ve slowly figured out how to communicate efficiently and keep each other updated compared to when the pandemic first affected us. Even though there are rules and guidelines to follow to keep everyone as safe as possible, social media and other social websites and apps have kept us close. I personally have tried to keep in touch with my closest friends by group chatting and texting. Ever since the quarantine started, I have watched and re-watched a lot of movies and tv shows. Recently, I watched many European soccer games since they returned to finish the season and are scheduled to start the new season by the end of the month. Now, I am watching the NBA playoffs and have joined conversations with others that are doing the same. I think many of us have been eagerly waiting for sports to return but at the same time, I know many players are opting out of their seasons due to the pandemic and I respect that. The most important thing right now, is our health. Ultimately, we need to be strong, stay safe, and together, we’ll beat Covid-19.