What’s most important to you right now? 

That everyone stays safe. That we somehow find a way out of this.

What was most important to you before you had to social distance? 

It’s hard to tell because I was always so busy. Finding time for work/life balance. Now it’s just the life balance!

What’s the first thing you’ll do when this is over? 

Go back to work, run outside, hug all my friends. 

What are you doing to pass the time? 

I am making ukulele videos. I’m doing this thing called Zoom Room where I play ukulele for kids in a Zoom class. I want to do some book readings as well. I’m doing a podcast called UNSAD which stands for Uplifting News Sleep Aid Daily. You can fall asleep to news articles that are uplifting and joyful from the day just so you’re not inundated by all the terrible news out there. 

What makes you happy right now?

Spending time with my foster dog and my partner. Making lists of tiny accomplishments daily really helps. 

What would you tell yourself two months ago with the knowledge you have today? 

We were in Singapore and Malaysia and New Zealand back in January. Everyone there was already worried about the Coronavirus. In all of our travel videos and photos, we all had masks on. I kind of had an inkling that it was going to be bad. 

A lot of people are coming forward and helping which is really great. I think most people want to do good. Our country is not run by corporate multimillionaires but by people who are delivering mail, working at grocery stores and who are the front-line doctors and nurses. 


Cherie T-Brooklyn

DAY 26