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Q1. During lockdown, what is the most important thing that you’ve learnt about yourself?
I’ve learnt that people are important to me and that I am so grateful for my flat mates. I’ve also realised that my parents are a massive support system for me and that without them, I wouldn’t know what to do. They have helped me throughout everything, and I am so grateful for them.
Q2. What has been your most memorable moment during lockdown?
Honestly my most memorable moment during lockdown has been when my ex cheated on me. My friends were there for me throughout the healing process and helped me so much. They have made such an impact on my life that I genuinely don’t know how I would’ve coped without them.
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 being able to see my friends all the time. I’ve realised that people are a massive support system for me and without that, I’ve crumbled a bit so I will never take advantage of people in my life again because I’ve learnt how valuable everyone in my life is.