Angie Hernandez
Santa Barbara, USA
I started the pandemic feeling extremely lonely. It was the first time in my life where both my brothers have moved away from home, leaving me alone with a greater amount of responsibilities around the house. At times the thought of having to keep the house “organized” while my parents worked became unbearable. My education has always been my priority, but the guilt of not finishing choirs around the house began to distract me from my classes. As the pandemic progressed, so did my anxiety, however, I soon found comfort in playing my ukulele. I found time to focus on my mental health through music and till this day it s still my escape.