Rosemitha, Student – Rouen

What is the current situation during the Corona crisis like for you personally?

I have been confined since March 16 with my mother in our house. We are lucky to have a garden, so the confinement is a little less painful to live because we can go there. The lockdown is all in all going well for me: I’m not depressed, I just miss being able to go out with my friends to have fun. I keep in touch with them through social media, but it’s not the same as meeting in person. I thought I would have more time for myself during this period but I have to continue my distance courses so it takes me a lot of time: my daily life has not necessarily changed much. I didn’t take the time to read a lot or watch a lot of series. I just go outside he houe when I buy groceries for an elderly person in my neighborhood: it allowed me to bond with this person. To go out sometimes helps me to make my mind clear.

What are you thankful for in this situation?

I am grateful to the people who continue to work to ensure the continuity of life despite the confinement. We are cloistered at home to protect us from the virus, and they must face this risk so that food, care, cleanliness can be maintained.

What would you like to do when the crisis is over?

I wish I can travel across Europe to be able to see people again and meet new people. I’m happy when I’m able to enjoy time with my friends by going for a drink or going to a restaurant. I wish I could enjoy freedom again while taking care of our health and that of others.

What do you wish for Europe in the long term?

I would like the collaboration between European countries to continue and be strengthened. Meeting different cultures, traveling across European countries, working elsewhere more easily are things that the European Union is offering us and I hope that future generations can enjoy them as we do now.