11. Likely not have divorced from my wife.
12. Honestly about the same thing.
13. The only difference is that we played D&D over Roll20/Discord instead of in-person.
14. I moved to New York City in February, a few weeks before the lockdowns started. I had a whole binder of things I wanted to see and do and a job I was excited about. But I got laid off as soon as things got started and everything I wanted to do became impossible, and some of it is probably never coming back.
I would have been taking the train to every station, catching impromptu shows, hunting down the best open mics, trying to pin down the best pizza and burger, putting together a d&d group, and traveling to other parts of the northeastern us that I’ve always wanted to see. I had big plans for this year, and I’m so heartbroken that all I’ve experienced is an endless chorus of sirens.
15. Quite honestly nothing. I’d still be working and saving all the money I can. I guess if there was one thing that would have changed is that my small business wouldn’t have been forced to shut down.
16. Meeting friends at restaurants.
17. About the same thing except I would’ve had my mom to joke around with. Now I joke to myself while her urn sits on a shelf in the living room corner. I would’ve gotten to go through my senior year of high school with her being there by my side in a literal sense. I would have no money at all, but no amount of money Social Security can give me will ever be worth losing my mom at 17. I feel awful about those who are younger than me that are going through the same situation as me.
18. I would not be alive. I was planning to commit suicide. I would have been dead before the lockdown, but when everything shut down I had met someone and I immediately felt comfortable around them, and I was able to vent and release years of bottled up emotions, and she helped me work through things one at a time, which started giving me hope that maybe I’m worth something.
19. I was supposed to go to Paris and Amsterdam in mid-March, which got canceled. I took Sketch 101 and 201 at UCB in fall and winter, I probably would have signed up for 301. A few of my friends’ birthdays have passed, we probably would have done day trips or gone away for the weekend for those. Oh, and I would have been working this whole time instead of collecting unemployment.
20. I would’ve hopefully passed my driving test. I failed it in March and weeks later COVID hit the UK. Haven’t driven since I’m not even sure I remember how to drive.