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In her words, Catie Turgiss, a Woburnite from East Woburn shares her experience about how she lives now in these strange times and how she is coping, growing and learning.

“There is almost nothing open, only grocery stores and hospitals pretty much. Restaurants only have take out and delivery and schools are cancelled. I go to Salem State, this week would be my spring break, we got one extra week cancelled and then we’re all doing online classes for the rest of the semester.

Still The Goat Exhibition entry Artwork for 2020 How We Live Now digital scrapbook online exhibition

There’s NO TRAFFIC which is amazing, I’ve never seen roads this dead. Everyone is also coming together in ways we never really see it’s one nice thing about all of this mess. Neighbors helping neighbors is great to see. I’m excited about the new album from The Weeknd. Still sad about Tom Brady leaving the Patriots, still the GOAT

If everyone was staying home or at least away from each other. Not going out is hard but if we can all manage to keep the virus from spreading we can go back to normal and maybe even learn our lesson about being clean. Also I hope, this opens our eyes about what we are doing to our planet. Also hoarding toilet paper hasn’t helped any of us.”

Submit your own story to the Woburn Digital Scrapbook project “ How We Live Now.  We encourage you to add in addition to your written words, video, photographs, music, art or anything else you feel will communicate your story even better.