How the Pandemic Affected My Life

Original story posted on: June 11, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE: Hannah is the granddaughter of Holly Louie. Holly is the compliance officer for PMI and is a longtime ICD10monitor correspondent and a frequent stand-in co-host on Talk Ten Tuesdays with Chuck Buck.

Due to the pandemic, many things in my life have changed. I am a competitive horse rider with hopes to one day go to the Olympics. The pandemic caused all the shows this year to be cancelled. As a result, I was unable to compete and get the points to qualify for bigger shows. I was unable to have lessons to progress with riding, causing me to fall behind in training. As a member of Pony Club, a lot of our events were also cancelled. Our vaulting season was cancelled, and we were unable to gain experience by performing at the Horse Expo like we have in years past. 

School did not change much for me, because I already did online classes. However, school did change for my best friend. She was unable to have access to schoolwork due to her home situation, which I know was very hard. 

The COVID virus has also been very hard for me due to my autoimmune disease. My family and I have been in very strict self-quarantine to try to keep me and my family safe. It’s been really hard on my twin brother too.

In conclusion, the pandemic has taken a huge toll on many people’s lives and is continuing to do so.


Hannah practicing her riding skills.


This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Related Articles

  • Stay at Home Kids
    EDITOR’S NOTE: Dalton Lambert is a recent graduate of Liberty University in Virginia, where he studied Business Administration and Biomedical Science. Lambert is currently enrolled in the Medical Sales College and plans on pursuing a career in healthcare/medical device sales upon…
  • A New Perspective
    EDITOR’S NOTE: Drew Hill is a 15-year-old sophomore at Forsyth Central High School in Georgia. Drew is a student-athlete on the Junior Varsity Lady Dawgs lacrosse team. She is also a member of the FCHS DECA competition team. On Sundays, she…
  • My Sophomore Year of High School during the COVID-19 Pandemic
    EDITOR’S NOTE: Lauren Pekari is a 16-year-old sophomore at Forsyth Central High School in Georgia. Lauren is an active member of the FCHS Deca Chapter and was most recently selected to serve as their VP of Marketing for the 2020/2021…