Being a part of a college class graduating this spring semester is a surreal feeling. All of us who have worked so hard over the years to get to where we are today were looking forward to walking across the graduation stage with our diplomas. Then COVID-19 came.
We went from being excited to walk out of our classroom building one last time knowing we didn’t have classes anymore to being at home looking at a screen and saying our goodbyes in video courses.
What started as a warning to not go anywhere public and stay home to avoid the possible spread of coronavirus is now an obligation for those of us who don’t want to take the risk of getting sick and possibly spreading it to loved ones.
Before this, my life consisted of going to class, going out to eat when I had the chance, working doing photoshoots and hanging out with friends. Then, I had the option of spending time alone with my hobbies if I didn’t feel like going out. Now, except for my family at home, I’m obligated to be isolated.
The idea of gaming all day always fascinated many who looked forward to being able to play games as much as they want. With the pandemic lockdown, they may be living the dream, but there’s always a limit.
One can become too distracted during times when they still haven’t finished other chores or schoolwork. Games won’t get the job done and one needs to find the right balance.
Lockdown has opened doors to new possibilities for trying new hobbies and learning something new.
We can go online and read something new, learn an instrument, binge movies or TV shows. And perhaps spend time reflecting on who we are.
As the school semester comes to a conclusion I’m feeling its the end of one road. Many things were delayed or cancelled but I believe things will come back little by little. Everything will be all right.
Things will get better.