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It goes without saying that the past year of pandemic life has been a serious struggle for countless people.


People have lost loved ones, they've lost their economic livelihoods, and mental health has suffered from so much social isolation. The virus has truly upended the experience of human life.

But some people have taken to the upheval like a duck in water. The change of pace, the increased time at home, the new restrictions have all been a welcome change for a few out there.

user_namedotEXE asked, "What is a positive thing that happened to you because of quarantine?"

Stacking Bread 

"We were 10k in f***ing debt before lockdown. My girl got laid off, but was receiving unemployment and food stamps. I'm essential so I kept working."

"We took lockdown very seriously the first 3 months and didn't do sh!t. No more eating out, no dates, no shopping. Nothing except grocery store, work and home."

"Not only are we completely out of debt. We've learned to save our money and live a more frugal life in a way that's comfortable to us."

"Learned how to SAVE money is the point of everything I've said. It's amazing."

-- asapc**tpunter

Social Distancing 

"Finally got out of a toxic friend group" -- DB4Chaser

"I can relate :] they aren't bad people but the group itself was pretty toxic..." -- Death_Nugget

"The good thing is when quarantine is over you can find a new friend group. Im pretty sure that people will be eager to talk and interact with you." -- Slumf

Pushing Through 

"I graduated high school. Im in my 30's." -- auntytabby

"Congratulations! That's an important step." -- greater_yellowlegs

"I used to work in a high school, and I saw a lot of kids drop out who I knew would never finish. The level of discipline it takes to do it years later is intense. Amazing that you did it, and congratulations." -- TopDeckMillionaire

Plenty of Time to Exercise 

"I lost 40 pounds" -- _alifel

"I think I found some of them" -- BucksBrew

"See this is my goal. I intended to leave quarantine in shape but instead I became a shape." -- Urdazzle

The Socially Anxious Unite 

"I can cross to the other side of the street to avoid passing near someone on the sidewalk and it's not considered antisocial." -- LongLiveRBG

"Wooh! That sure is a plus. Or wearing a mask and sun glasses so no one recognizes you" -- user_namedotEXE

"Yesss! I wear headphones all the time when I'm out walking just to ignore people and still about 30% of the people would try to strike up a conversation when I'm just tryna get some damn exercise and listen to my tunes."

"Now with covid, no one wants to talk to me at all and it's wonderful." -- Suyefuji

Personal Projects 

"Since I cant play shows or get together with my bandmates, I rented a studio, started recording myself playing all the instruments, and throw the results on YouTube."

"It's awful, but im having a sh**load of fun doing it so whatever."

-- WastaSpace

Remembering Why You Married 

"Serious quality time with my beloved husband. I know who and what he is, and what is important to him now."

"We have talked., hung out, renovated our home, played games, dreamed, walked and found new ways to love each other at this phase in our lives."

"In some way I will be grateful for this pandemic to allow me to refine my deepest love after 15 years of marriage."

-- louddwnunder

Clearing a Benchmark 

"I reached 100 subscribers on my animation channel."

"I started it to help people like me with anxiety and other mental issues and I finally feel like I'm making a change in the world!"

-- MasterTeva

Pet Parenting 

"I've spent a lot of precious quality time with my 2 kitties. I fear there will be separation anxiety when I have to start going back into the office regularly."

"They won't have the separation anxiety. I will."

-- yall_cray

There the Whole Way 

"My wife and I were able to see our one year old through some pretty big milestones including taking his first steps and saying his first words."

"These are things we would've missed if things were 'normal.'"

-- c_c_c__combobreaker

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