Jasmin’s Story

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This article is one in a series of stories featuring real experiences, thoughts and feelings from young people living in Cardiff during lockdown. To see the other stories, please click here.

Q1. During lockdown, what is the most important thing that you’ve learnt about yourself?

That without having college open, I’m very unmotivated and don’t like doing things – I’d rather stay in bed. However, I have learnt that I’m quite creative. I’ve been into doing video edits and painting which has helped me to relax. I can now do this in my free time.

Q2. What has been your most memorable moment during lockdown?

My most memorable moment would be exam season. I had been revising for a while and hearing that exams were cancelled kind of threw me off education. I knew my results would not be good as they were based on teacher grades. This demotivated me, however, I’m starting to get better now.

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Q3. Explain what things that you miss most from your life before COVID-19. How will you not take them for granted in the future?

I miss going out to shop – that’s about it. I’m very introverted so nothing much has been affected for me as I usually do stay home and do my own thing, so this was not a major change. I can still go out for walks and order food so it’s not that bad. However, I do miss seeing my family.

If you are affected by anything that has been mentioned in Jasmin’s story, please talk to Meic, a confidential helpline service for children and young people up to the age of 25 in Wales. Contact Meic in Welsh or English – it’s up to you! They are open 8am to midnight, 7 days a week. You can contact them by phone (080880 23456), text message (84001) or online chat. It is a free service for everyone.

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