By Lauren, Age 12
The pandemic has been a hard time but I somehow found hope. During the pandemic, I was lonely because I couldn’t see my friends and my older brother just annoyed me. I really missed school. I tried cooking and staring at the TV but none of this helped. I finally found something that interested me. It was music. I already played violin and piano but this was better. I started getting into singing. I listened to artists like Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato, Olivia Rodrigo, and BTS. I finally found something that filled the gap in me. I related to their songs. I started writing my own songs about life. Now I’m finally back in school doing what I love.
I finally found hope, I will never forget how I found my voice.