Covid 19 has brought about a lot of change and uncertainty for everyone including us and our team. One of our members, a part of the CoActive Arts family, Dan, explains how he worried at first with how he would cope to now... he is making the most of staying at home by adapting his schedule during this difficult time.
"How my new week looks currently compared to my old week"
I’ve been used to going to five different groups in different places. However, everyone’s being told to stay at home, unless it’s essential that they go out, so I’ve had to make changes , but I’m trying to make the most of my time while being at home...
Here’s how my new life looks:
Mondays: I do some social media training over Skype, with someone who knows a lot about this, and I’m learning to say I’ve finished, because obviously they can’t see when I’ve finished doing something.
Tuesdays: I try to either have a chill day, or try and do some website work for my parents’ printing business.
Wednesdays: I have a 40 minute Zoom meeting with a couple of CoActive staff and members, and we tend to share news, discuss arrangements for the DVD and if there’s anything we’d like to include in the DVD. I also have some more social media training over Skype.
Thursdays: I have an online drama session with one of the artists at CoActive on the CoActive Facebook page, and this is all about us typing ideas up for whatever they have said, this usually lasts for about an hour. I also try and have a read through my lines ready for my theatre group meeting on Fridays, which I’ll explain below.
Fridays: I have a 40 minute Zoom meeting with my theatre group called In The Sky, and we share one piece of news and then we have a line readthrough and we have to try stay quiet, when others are talking, otherwise it goes wrong. I also have some more social media training over Skype. On a Friday night, I relax have a drink and watch a bit of TV.
Saturdays and Sundays: These have changed a lot since coronavirus started, as I have to watch some old football games to fill the void of no sport, which is OK I suppose, but not as good as the current football which I miss badly. But I do get to watch things on TV that I would have had to record and watch on a Sunday morning.
My old week used to look like this:
Monday – Go to do social media session with Sophie in the morning, then football and multi-sports on a Monday night.
Tuesday- Volunteer as a coffee shop assistant at Barnsley hospital on a Tuesday morning, then on a Tuesday night I would go out for tea and a game of bowling with GT Care.
Wednesday – I would go to WWMC to CoActive and do their sessions from 10am-3pm
Thursday - I would go to WWMC to CoActive and do their sessions from 10am-3pm
Friday – I would get picked up by a 1:1 on a Friday morning, and I’d go to Into the Sky theatre group at Pontefract Racecourse from 10am-2pm
Saturday: I’d watch my sport all day, then get ready to go to Carlton Club with GT Care on a Saturday night.
Sunday: I’d either go to a Featherstone Rovers game in person, or I’d listen to them if they were on BBC Radio Leeds. I would then write a blog post for my sports blog on the game.
How has your week changed?