From Do-It-Yourself Projects to learning a new instrument or skill, people took advantage of the extra time they they found themselves at home in countless ways. The pandemic may have taken a lot away from them, but this collection focuses on the stories of what opportunities people found while locked away indoors.
"I read more during the first few months of the pandemic than I had in the past several years combined... I rekindled my love for reading... giving me something to look forward to and work towards during a time that felt stagnant" - Julia Jensen
"Since many restaurants were fully closed the only way to eat the food I was craving was to cook it. In this simple activity I found a passion that very quickly turned into something relevant to me as I found a job at a restaurant cooking, and getting paid for that passion." - Bobby Lee
"During my summer break, I began learning to paint and would spend about a couple hours a day painting with my friends over Zoom.... this helped me steer away from pondering about what's been going on in the world and was very stress-relieving." - Anonymous