I rest my feet against the windowsill while relaxing on the couch. This specific place is a spot to look out at the outside world. I see people walking around through the alley either on a regular stroll, returning home from the bars, or getting into their cars to get away. A few weeks ago, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds allowed for bars, restaurants, and other establishments to re-open. Life almost seems normal to others on the outside. With a weakened immune system, I have decided to stay within the walls of my home. Although this makes me feel trapped at times, I do not feel comfortable going out into the city like my peers. (Katina Zentz)